Pant sledges Lyon: Towards the end of Day 4, the Indian wicket-keeper was heard passing remarks at the Australia off-spinner.
During the fourth day of the third Test of the ongoing India’s tour of Australia at Melbourne, India wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant was heard on the stump mic as passing remarks to Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon.
In what has been the story of this series, both the wicket-keepers in Pant and Australia captain Tim Paine haven’t let any opportunity to sledge the opposition batsmen go away. The fact that all of this banter has been carried out in a healthy manner speaks highly about the spirit in which the three matches have been played so far.
It all happened in the 80th over of the Australian innings when India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was bowling to Lyon. “C’mon Gary, you don’t want to come tomorrow [Day 5] for nothing,” Pant was caught by the stump mic as saying to Lyon.
Of all the times wicket-keeper have passed a comment regarding a batsman, the latter hasn’t replied back. However, it was a different case with Lyon who didn’t having a casual conversation with Pant.
Looking back towards Pant in the same over, Lyon was quoted, “I can’t understand you.”
Perhaps, wanting to end the banter on a pleasing note, Lyon added, “I like you too Rishabh.”
It was at this point in time that India captain Virat Kohli contributed with a cheeky comment on Lyon. “Dil pe baat lag gayi lagta hai (your words have hurt him),” Kohli was heard saying to the Indian wicket-keeper.
Watch the full video below:
Pant – C’mon Gary, you don’t want to come tomorrow for nothing
Lyon – Ha?
Pant – C’mon Gary, you don’t want to come tomorrow for nothing (Same)
Lyon – I like you too Rishabh.
Kohli – Dil pe Baat le gaya ye.. 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/VJPZhuXLyY
— Cricket 🏏 (@CrichdC) December 29, 2018
Watch another video below (available only for the Australian viewers):
“You don’t want to come tomorrow for nothing”
🔊 mic stump on
— Fox Cricket (@FoxCricket) December 29, 2018
Read some of the latest Twitter reactions on the same below:
Nathan Lyon to Pant: I cant understand what you’re saying
Racist undertone?? 🤔
— Bilal 🇿🇦🔥 (@billz_25) December 29, 2018
Rishabh Pant to Nathan Lyon: We don’t want to come tomorrow for nothing.
Pant to Kohli: Dil pe lag gyi 😂😂#AUSvIND
— Vishesh Arora (@vishesharora19) December 29, 2018
Looks like @patcummins30 overheard what Pant said to Lyon.
He too doesn’t want to come back tomorrow #AUSvIND
— Jack O’Neill (@oneill_jack) December 29, 2018
— Peter Legato (@PeterLegato) December 29, 2018
— Rowsun_kohli18 (@RowsunY) December 29, 2018
Pant is asking why does Lyon want come tomorrow to bat! Haha.
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) December 29, 2018
— Ayaan (@aazad007) December 29, 2018
— Ravinaa 💕 Aggarwaal 💕 (@RaveenaAgarwaal) December 29, 2018