Paine sledges Rohit Sharma: The Australian captain and wicket-keeper was heard passing cheeky comments to the Indian batsman.
During the second day of the third Test of the ongoing India’s tour of Australia at Melbourne, Australia captain and wicket-keeper Tim Paine was heard on the stump mic passing cheeky comments to India middle-order batsman Rohit Sharma.
It all happened a few overs before the tea break when Paine was having a chat with the short-leg fielder with Sharma getting ready to face a delivery from Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon.
“Bit of a toss-up between Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai [Indians]. If Rohit hits a six here, I’m going Mumbai,” Paine was quoted as saying on the stump mic.
It is not the first time that the stump mic has caught wicket-keepers chirping in this series. From India wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant commenting on Usman Khawaja and Pat Cummins to Paine asking Murali Vijay if he likes Virat Kohli as a bloke, the stump mics have captured some really interesting banters between the players.
Watch the full video below:
— Telegraph Sport (@telegraph_sport) December 27, 2018
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In which came as an apt reply from Mumbai Indians, the franchise Sharma captains in the Indian Premier League, they posted a GIF of Sharma meditating for it was composure which he required the most in the midst of such a banter. Watch Indians’ tweet below:
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) December 27, 2018
With vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane and Sharma batting in the middle, India would be hoping for both of them to put the team in a solid position. A formidable first innings total has it in it to change the game for India.
Read some of the latest Twitter reactions on the same below:
Loving Timmy’s banter! This is how cricket should be! Not sledging, just great banter!
— Luke Harris (@FormulaFish15) December 27, 2018
👌🏽👌🏽👌🏽😃 once again that’s a quality banter from Paine.
— Michael Prince (@mikel_prinz) December 27, 2018
Paine’s banter game is top notch😂
— Nikhil (@Beer_4_Life) December 27, 2018
Love it 😂🙌🏻
— Zubeda Ismail (@zubedaismail) December 27, 2018
More great banter 😂
— ✪ Pokey 🇦🇺 (@xPokeyyy) December 27, 2018