I have seen the footage and things which materialised by Aussies touching our revered Sharad Pawarji at the dais. It was not as bad as it was projected by the media.
Thereon, Australian captain Ricky Ponting has apologised. However, from the Indian point of view, it is highly insulting to behave with a dignitary that way. From the Australian point of view it occurred at the spur of the moment and have no untoward thinking because they take such behaviour easy. If they found out they have done something wrong unknowingly, they regret it and feel deeply sorry.
I am of the opinion we Indians have a big heart and can pardon somebody if he has done something inadvertently. I am sure Sharadji who is a great statesman of India will pull the plug and give a soothing touch to the matter.
Believe it or not here in Australia, Australians have great respect for Indians because we are seen as being well-behaved, mannered, sophisticated, adjustable and above all very friendly and amicable.
Let Aussie-Indian friendship not get jeopardised by such media-blown matters.