After Rishabh Pant’s ‘Babysitter’ moment, Rajasthan Royals invite Tim Paine to attend IPL game
The babysitter banter is just getting better.
Updated - Jan 2, 2019 10:39 am
Rishabh Pant, on Tuesday, set social media on fire when Bonnie Paine, wife of Australia skipper Tim Paine, posted a photo of the India star holding one of her children in his arms with the caption ‘Best Babysitter’. The ‘babysitter’ sledge was one of the highlights of the third Test between India and Australia in Melbourne. In a cheeky attempt to unsettle Pant during the second innings, Paine had tried to sledge him.
The Aussie keeper-captain had tried to get under Pant’s skin by reminding him of MS Dhoni‘s inclusion back in the ODI side and his exclusion, telling him they could use him at Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League. He had also asked Pant whether he could babysit his children while he takes the wife out for movies.
“Tell you what big MS is back in the one day squad. Should get this bloke down to Hurricanes.. They need a batter. Fancy that extend you Aussie holiday, beautiful town Hobart too… get him a water front apartment. Have him over for dinner. Do you babysit? I can take my wife to the movies while you watch the kids,” Paine had told Pant.
The Indian keeper just accepted the challenge by posing alongside Paine’s wife and two children.
Rajasthan Royals invite Paine
As Pant happily accepted babysitting offer, IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals has now urged Paine to follow suit. The Royals asked Paine to attend their game against Mumbai Indians in the upcoming season of the IPL. It is with reference to Paine’s sledge at MI skipper Rohit Sharma, he had mentioned that he is confused whether he should support MI or RR.
“It’s a bit of a toss up between Royals and Indians for me. But if Rohit hits a six now, I’m changing to Mumbai,” Paine had said.
Later, Rohit responded that he would ask Mumbai Indians to buy Paine if the latter scores a ton. But while Paine failed to score a century, Rajasthan Royals asked him to attend the game, saying that it will be a ‘cracker’ of a game. The Royals invited Paine after a fan tweeted:
— Swapnaneel Parasar (@Swapyo) January 1, 2019
Royals in response tweeted: “Couldn’t agree more!!@tdpaine36 come be our special guest vs @mipaltan this year…if it’s anything like last year it will be a cracker! ”
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) January 1, 2019