Aussie cricket legend Damien Martyn reveals how he made Indian fans so angry they burned images of him in the street and even wrote his name on a donkey

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  • Damien Martyn near Indian cricket fans fuming backmost successful 2006 
  • Aussie batsman nudged BCCI President Sharad Pawar 
  • Martyn recalled incident successful clip uploaded to X connected societal media

By Andrew Prentice For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 02:01 EDT, 3 November 2023 | Updated: 02:01 EDT, 3 November 2023

Australian cricket fable Damien Martyn has recalled really he concisely became nationalist force number 1 successful India - pinch angry fans moreover resorting to furiously penning his sanction connected a donkey.

Martyn, 52, was chatting connected the Club Prairie Fire page connected X - formerly known arsenic Twitter - pinch chap greats Adam Gilchrist and Michael Vaughan.

The stylish batsman from Western Australia tin look backmost astatine nan infinitesimal now and laughter - but backmost successful 2006, it was a very different story.


Australia had conscionable won nan ICC Champions Trophy last against nan West Indies complete successful India - and it was clip to celebrate.

Problem was, revered BCCI President Sharad Pawar was taking an eternity to time off nan position dais.

Australian cricket fable Damien Martyn has recalled really he concisely became nationalist force number 1 successful India - pinch angry fans moreover resorting to furiously penning his sanction connected a donkey (pictured)

The incident involving Martyn unfolded conscionable moments after Australia had won nan 2006 ICC Champions Trophy last against nan West Indies complete successful India

Martyn nudged highly respected BCCI President Sharad Pawar (pictured, right) disconnected nan shape - and each hellhole collapsed loose

Martyn represented Australia from 1992 done to 2006 and was a instrumentality favourite owed to his classical technique

Martyn past took matters into his ain hands - and soon regretted his actions.

'I conscionable pushed him [Pawar] a bit, for illustration a nudge,' he admitted.

'He was successful nan measurement of our photo.... 'Brad Hogg asked him politely [to move], Ricky Ponting didn't opportunity anything, truthful I nudged him.'

The man affectionately known arsenic 'Marto' didn't springiness nan incident immoderate much thought - until he arrived successful nan alteration room and squad head Steve Bernard asked him to talk to Cricket Australia leader James Sutherland.

'It surely escalated.... we past had to constitute a missive [to Pawar] apologising,' Martyn said.

'It wasn't complete yet either...the adjacent day, [Indian] fans were burning flags of maine successful nan thoroughfare and location was a donkey pinch my sanction written connected it surrounded by a mob.

'I'm not judge if nan donkey survived.'

Martyn later joked nan donkey jibe was nan 'highlight of his career' and that he often jokes pinch his boy that he felt he 'made it' aft nan debacle. 


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