On Sunday, Bengaluru Football Club led by Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri won the Durand Cup final. In an after-match award presentation ceremony, La. Ganesan, the Governor of Manipur and West Bengal presented the Durand Cup trophy to Chhetri.
The minister is being trolled on Twitter after a video went viral that showed him pushing Chhetri during this event to be in proper frame in pictures being clicked while presenting the award to Chhetri.
Watch the viral video below:
Congratulations to La Ganesan, Governor of West Bengal, for winning the Durand Cup 2022. pic.twitter.com/GiICyecRHb
— Anshul Saxena (@AskAnshul) September 18, 2022
The incident reminded Twitter users of an old video when Aussie players pushed Sharad Pawar off the stage after winning the Champions Trophy.
In 2006, the Australian team pushed then BCCI President Sharad Pawar off the dais after being presented with the Champions Trophy that they won after beating West Indies in Mumbai.
Ponting first pointed with his forefinger to Pawar to give away the trophy quickly. Once that was done, he stepped back to join his team mates while batsman Damien Martyn pushed Pawar off the dias.
Even, Dilip Vengsarkar, who was India’s chief cricket selector at the time criticised the Australian team and said, “You expect such behaviour from uneducated people. If they wanted to pose for photographs, they could have politely requested him. This is appalling.”
Ponting had later issued an unconditional apology to Pawar.
“If his feelings had been hurt, I and the team would like to apologise.”
Pawar responded by saying that he had never intended to make an issue of the incident, and that was why no official complaint had been sent to Cricket Australia.
Now, this video went viral again amid video of the Bengal Governor pushing aside Sunil Chhetri, people feel that only Ricky Pointing knows how to treat the Indian politicians and are advising Chhetri to take some lessons from Pointing.
Watch the old video below- when Aussie players pushed Sharad Pawar off the stage after winning Champions Trophy:
Only Pointing Knows How To respect Indian Politicians. pic.twitter.com/ku270GDU8q https://t.co/UeRw6QfDkz
— Insane Joe (@Rakkasa__) September 19, 2022
The connection between both the videos according to social media users:
Ricky ponting was needed https://t.co/aTArG5s7Bp
— Vikram (@iam_vikram__) September 19, 2022
After watching this video Ricky Ponting to Sunil pic.twitter.com/twXGtpdEqh
— Vishal Deshmukh (@kaafiAverage) September 19, 2022
Find below Twitterati few more reactions’ to the recent viral video:
Don’t know why West Bengal state people wants to select politicians like him who wants come forward before the real and proved Champions like Sunil Chhetri Sir. Lots of respect for Sunil Sir and Lots of Shoes on the face on these cheap Politicians…..
— Dharmendar tikani (@DTikani) September 19, 2022
Politicians must be taught some etiquettes before being appointed to respectable posts.
— ᴩʀᴀᴛɪᴋꜱʜᴀ ᴩᴀɴᴅᴇy (@pratiksha12_) September 19, 2022
Same to same pic.twitter.com/71jdZV5g3E
— Rules Ramanujam (@No_AmNottttt) September 19, 2022
@LaGanesan Congratulations sir. May you keep winning such games for our country. I am sure you will be the soccer captain of India one day, till then keep playing hard.
Everyone please bring a big round of applause for him.
— Kuljit Rai (@kuljitkrai) September 19, 2022
Football federation should take action against sunil chetri for blocking the way of @LaGanesan . pic.twitter.com/fNghsKeIpr
— Jorawar (@Jorawar00879310) September 19, 2022
— GANESH (@guruji_ganesh) September 19, 2022
Reacting to the same post, Twitter user Anshul Saxena congratulated Aroop Biswas, Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs in West Bengal, for winning the Durand Cup 2022, as he was seen doing a similar gimmick.
Congratulations to Aroop Biswas, Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs in West Bengal, for winning the Durand Cup 2022. pic.twitter.com/DmC6xL5ClO
— Anshul Saxena (@AskAnshul) September 19, 2022
Thats the #TMC_Mafia
— SGanguly (@saiganguly) September 18, 2022
— Karvind Revdiwal (@Sutronkhawalese) September 19, 2022
Why these politicians are given so much importance. Players toil hard whole year & these hopeless & shameless politicians are hogging the limelight .
— Sunil Chowta (@ChowtaSunil) September 19, 2022
If I was #SunilChhetri then I would have left the stage.
The photo will be so irrelevant without #SunilChhetri part of it.
— कौवा कान ले गया (@nitkgpian) September 19, 2022
@aroopbiswasaitc hey it’s the people like you why indian sports and indian atheletes and indian sports persons are not appreciated…. People like you should not be even invited to the functions
— Rohan Chaudhari (@Rohanc786) September 19, 2022
Give that trophy to the minister as he had won the game , idiot
— Vishal Pandey (@VishalPandey100) September 19, 2022
What is this behaviour….
— Meenu (@Imeenumishra) September 19, 2022
Also why India will never lead in sports. We have quite a few shameless Donald Trumps here ourselves. pic.twitter.com/sslhprMgPC
— Find me (@Schadengirl) September 19, 2022