ICC has a champion tweet for Rishabh Pant after he wins the Emerging Cricketer award
ICC is still having fun on the babysitter banter between Pant and Paine.
Published - Jan 22, 2019 6:45 pm | Updated - Jan 22, 2019 6:45 pm
Rishabh Pant endured the best year of his overall cricketing career in 2018. He was the second highest run-getter in the Indian Premier League (IPL) with 684 runs to his name and then also made an unexpected debut in the Test format on England tour. By the end of the year, the left-hander was brimming with confidence in the whites and started his 2019 with a thumping century.
Pant has so far scored 696 runs in 15 innings in the longest format of the game at an average of 49.7. He was also the second highest run-getter in the recently concluded Test series against Australia. Apart from his heroics with the bat, Pant’s stump mic banter with Tim Paine was highlighted. The Aussie captain, during the third Test, offered the Indian wicketkeeper a babysitter role which left many in splits.
However, the banter went to a whole new level when Rishabh Pant clicked a photo with Paine’s wife Bon Paine during the New Year’s meet with Australia Prime Minister. Bon updated her picture with Pant babysitting one of the kids and called him the ‘best babysitter’ in her story on her Instagram account.
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The story went viral within seconds and even both the cricketers enjoyed it to the fullest. The Bharat Army also created a song over the babysitter Pant to troll Australia after he smashed 157 runs in the final Test in Sydney. Tim Paine also conceded that he enjoyed the banter while the 20-year-old also stressed it was nothing personal from both the ends.
The ICC, meanwhile, gave Pant delighting news on Tuesday by picking him as the Emerging Cricketer of 2018. He became the third Indian cricketer to win the award and the first in last five years. But the way the ICC’s official Twitter handle congratulated him has left the social media. The picture was posted by them which consisted of Rishabh Pant’s sketch who was sitting with Tim Paine‘s kids with the Aussie skipper and his wife Bon Paine sitting beside him.
Here’s the hilarious tweet:
— ICC (@ICC) January 22, 2019