Rishabh Pant turns babysitter: The exchange of words between Pant and Tim Paine left the fans in splits.
The third test of the ongoing test series between India and Australia saw rounds of sledging between Tim Paine and Rishabh Pant.
While Tim Paine advised the Indian wicketkeeper to sign a BBL contract, as MS Dhoni returns in the side in limited-overs format, Pant hit back at the Australian captain with a ‘temporary captain’ jibe.
However, one of the sledges which stood apart because of its obvious unusualness was Paine asking Pant to babysit his kids. “Do you babysit? I’ll take my wife to the movies one night and you can babysit,” Paine said from behind the stumps during the Day 3 of the game.
And in a remarkable gesture, Rishabh Pant met Tim Paine’s wife and kids after both the teams gathered at Australian Prime Minister’s residence ahead of the fourth test in Sydney.
Rishabh Pant turns ‘best babysitter.’
Tim Paine’s wife Bonnie posted a picture of herself and her children with Rishabh Pant, with a humorous caption ‘best babysitter.’
— Cricketopia (@CricketopiaCom) January 1, 2019
And all we can say, is that it is heartening to see the players taking it all in good fun! Needless to say, the Twitterverse was overwhelmed with Rishabh Pant’s gesture.
Pant is a keeper. Not surprised Mrs Paine trusts him with her children. Easily winning the internet today. pic.twitter.com/lXlEr0lfXF
— cricBC (@cricBC) January 1, 2019
Pant-Paine bromance is getting all kinds of cute (r/cricket) pic.twitter.com/gZxpm2djP8
— Monday (@GultiGrinch) January 1, 2019
now this is actually really nice from @RishabPant777 and Paine. This is the kind of stuff we need to have. Game beyond boundaries.
— Sachin Negi (@sachinnegi26) January 1, 2019
Tim Paine to @RishabPant777 at Boxing Day Test: “You babysit? I’ll take the wife to the movies one night, you’ll look after the kids?”
*Challenge accepted!* 👶
(📸 Mrs Bonnie Paine) pic.twitter.com/QkMg4DCyDT
— ICC (@ICC) January 1, 2019
India will meet Australia in the fourth and final test of the Border-Gavaskar trophy at Sydney from January 3. Virat Kohli’s side has taken a 2-1 lead in the series after India defeated the host side in the Melbourne test.
The test series will be followed by a three-match ODI series, scheduled to begin from January 12.