The third test match between India and Australia at the MCG was won comprehensively by the visitors by 137 runs, who came back strongly after the defeat in Perth to take a 2-1 lead in the four match series. Apart from the contest between bat and ball, the on field banter between Australian skipper Tim Paine and Indian wicketkeeper batsman Rishabh Pant was one of the major highlights of the test match.
It was Paine who started the proceedings by having a go at Pant when he came out to bat on Day 3, offering him the role of a babysitter for his kids when he would go out for a movie with his wife. The 21 year old replied him in the best possible manner when he came out to bat in the fourth innings, referring to him as a temporary captain who only knew how to talk. The conversation between the two wicketkeepers was caught on the stump mic and provided some added spice to an already heated up encounter.
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?"
( Mrs Bonnie Paine) pic.twitter.com/QkMg4DCyDT
— ICC (@ICC) January 1, 2019
The two teams were invited to the Australian Prime Minister’s residence on the New Year’s Day where the 21 year old actually turned babysitter for Paine’s kids. Paine’s wife, Bonnie Maggs, shared a story on Instagram, in which Pant can be seen actually holding one of her kids with a hilarious caption, calling him the “best babysitter ever.”
The click and the caption have taken social media by storm and fans have come up with hilarious captions to describe the moment. The gesture was loved by various legends like Michael Vaughan and Harsha Bhogle who also decided to come up with interesting captions describing the same. While some twitter users came out in appreciation for the youngster for his sportsman spirit, others decided to just give their take on the beautiful gesture.
Here are some of the tweets:
Love this … https://t.co/zhTSXSb7mm
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) January 1, 2019
Tim Paine : Will you babysit my kids while I take my wife to movies ?
Rishabh Pant : Challenge Accepted. Thug life pic.twitter.com/ZBoiWqlGcn
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharssha) January 1, 2019
But Tim Paine had clearly said Rishab Pant should babysit when he and his wife would be going for a movie one night. pic.twitter.com/D9sBiBpdPm
— Goan Patiala (@TheGoanPatiala) January 1, 2019
Paine to Pant on Friday: "You babysit? I'll the take wife to the movies one night, you'll look after the kids?"
Pant on Monday: *Challenge accepted!* pic.twitter.com/KrW7nUWTs6
— Rupin Kale (@Vegansportlover) January 1, 2019
And that’s why cricket and life needs banter – OUTSTANDING from both
— Scott Hill (@Hillbomber) January 1, 2019
This is brilliant. The banter in this series has been fun and lighthearted and absent the recent bitter sledging that has been a blight on the sport. Long may it continue #AUDvIND https://t.co/myScUoBmcR
— Glenn Mitchell (@MitchellGlenn) January 1, 2019
Love this https://t.co/8d2AlXUChY
— Ed Joyce (@edjoyce24) January 1, 2019
This is great https://t.co/f3zIga1qRx
— Mitchell Johnson (@MitchJohnson398) January 1, 2019
While arm chair critics and keyboard warriors increase their hatred against each other over on-field issues; real sportsmen show how and where to draw boundaries. This is as good and wholesome a picture you will ever see #RishabhPant #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/elXU6QloPQ
— Sudarshan Ramarajan (@Suddu_R) January 1, 2019
Hope he doesn't "drop" the kids
— Yash Agarwalla (@Yashagarwalla) January 1, 2019
This is exactly how the game should be played. Well done, Tim Paine and Rishab Pant. pic.twitter.com/ZI4VCallgu
— abhishek (@ABeeShakeG) January 1, 2019
Everything about Rishab Pant is quite likeable. https://t.co/DE5OoAgK1d
— Rakesh (@rakmasterg) January 1, 2019
Rishabh Pant Babysitting Tim Paine's Babies
This is how it should be. Play hard. Banter on field should stay on field only, Not off it. Another reason to admire this Indian Team & Players #AUSvsIND #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/I25Osnio3Z
— Saurabh (@imsgshinde) January 1, 2019
Rishabh Pant has a safe pair of hands
Tim Paine had sledged Pant asking him at the MCG if he could babysit.
Tim’s wife Bonnie has given her verdict on Pant. She posted a story on Instagram and says Pant is the “best babysitter.”#AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/C6obqvTDsm
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) January 1, 2019
The Accidental Best "Babysitter" pic.twitter.com/HxwtSzpntn
— Pranjul Sharma (@Pranjultweet) January 1, 2019
Love it! Australian Cricket banter is alive and healthy again.#wellplayedpant
— Anthony John paech (@paechy4) January 1, 2019
Hahaha best thing on Internet today!!!
— Ritesh Chakraborty (@riteshcruise) January 1, 2019
Hats off to the sportsmanship spirit of @RishabPant777 …
— Kaustuv Reigns (@kaustuv_reigns) January 1, 2019
Rishab Pant winning hearts.
— ` (@ughwhatever) January 1, 2019
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