‘I knew this issue was going to come out at some point’ – Tim Paine on his sexting scandal
Tim Paine also said that many media agencies have told him that they have evidence pertaining to this issue as well.
Updated - Nov 21, 2021 10:20 am
Tim Paine is in the news for the ‘sexting’ messages that he sent to his woman colleague. These messages were sent by Paine in the year 2017.
And now, Paine has revealed that he was aware that at some point of time, this issue will surely come out in the open. Paine also added that just before a big series was to be played, this issue would crop up.
The Aussie also said that many media agencies have told him that they have evidence pertaining to this issue as well. Paine also admitted that he did not want this issue to come out.
“I thought the issue was dealt with, but it always popped up around a big series, or at the start of the cricket season. Over the last three years, there have been numerous times where media agencies have put to us that they had evidence, yet they never chose to write it. But I knew it was going to come out at some point, as much as I didn’t want it to,” said Paine to The Herald Sun.
I did not think it was anything to consider: Tim Paine
Tim Paine also added that the messages were exchanged between him and his colleague on a consensual basis, and he did not think that it would become an issue.
“Because it was a consensual exchange of messages months beforehand, I didn’t think it was anything to consider. I never thought for a moment that it would become an issue. I was just excited and honoured to be asked,” added Paine.
Tim Paine also revealed that he will take part in The Ashes series against England in December this year. Adding that winning The Ashes is the ultimate high, the 36-year-old concluded by stating that he wants to finish his Test career with an Ashes win.
“Yep, I’m sure I can. I see that as the ultimate high, to be able to finish your Test career after winning an Ashes series in Australia. That’s the dream. That’s what I want to do,” concluded Paine.