Tim Paine taunts Virat Kohli: The Australian captain took a dig at his Indian counterpart with respect to India’s tour next year.
Australia captain Tim Paine expects India to start their Australia tour next year with the first Test in Brisbane. The first Test of the Australian summer generally begins at Gabba but it wasn’t to be on India’s last tour in 2018 when the first Test was played in Adelaide.
Speaking after beating Pakistan by an innings and 5 runs in the first Test of the summer in Brisbane, Paine took a dig at India captain Virat Kohli with respect to his consent on playing the Gabba Test first up.
“We’ll certainly try but we’ll have to run that by Virat [Kohli]. I’m sure we’ll get an answer from him at some stage,” Paine was quoted as saying.
Furthermore, Paine admitted the hosts’ preference of commencing the Test season at Gabba. Other than playing against India, Paine also expressed his wish of playing the same match with a pink ball.
“That’s where [Brisbane] we like to start our summer and has been for a long, long time except for last summer [so] as I said we’ll ask Virat, see if we can get his permission to play here. Maybe even get a pink ball Test if he’s in a good mood. So, we’ll wait and see,” Paine said.
While the 34-year old cricketer talked about starting the season in Brisbane, he also laid emphasis on it solely not helping Australia won win the match.
Speaking on the eve of the India’s first pink-ball Test against Bangladesh at Eden Gardens, Kohli revealed why India didn’t play the day-night Test in Australia last year.
Tim Paine taunts Virat Kohli
Tim Paine gives Virat Kohli a little clip in the post-game presser 🍿
The Aussie captain is keen to play against India in Brisbane next summer! pic.twitter.com/NCmGqua67s
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