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Jardine and Australia

Apparently, Douglas Jardine's relationship with Australia and Australians improved after he retired from the game. 

But he always knew how most Australians thought about him.

A dinner was organised for the visiting Australians in 1953. Robert Menzies was the guest speaker.

Menzies began a story by saying, "As you all know, I am the man in Australia who has most often had the legitimacy of his birth queried..."

Jardine stopped him there, "Surely, sir, I still hold that honour."