“Lovely meeting them”- Rishabh Pant on his viral picture with Tim Paine’s wife Bonnie
Pant and Paine was involved in a funny banter at MCG.
Published - Jan 4, 2019 4:12 pm | Updated - Jan 4, 2019 4:24 pm
A couple of days ago, Bonnie Maggs, Australian captain Tim Paine’s wife, posted a picture on her Instagram story which showed Indian wicket wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant carrying their children. Moreover, he captioned the picture and wrote, ‘best babysitter’. The whole incident rolls back to the time when Paine called Pant a ‘babysitter’ during the first innings of the Melbourne Test.
The picture immediately went viral that also made Paine’s better-half an overnight sensation as her followers increased significantly. On New Year’s Day, all three- Pant, Tim and Paine- attended a party hosted by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison at his residence. Recently, the Uttarakhand-born cricketer decided to opine on the viral picture and said he was privileged to meet everyone there.
Pant opens up on the photo
“Everyone’s family were really nice. We met most of the people during the function at the prime minister’s house. It was lovely meeting them. I don’t think I have to change myself for something like that. The only thing is they put the photo on Instagram and it went viral,” Pant was quoted as saying to the media in Sydney.
Paine also commented about the picture and heaped praises on Pant, saying that he is a good sport on the field and such banters are pretty light-hearted. Moreover, Paine said that he would’ve wished to play like the 21-year-old Pant when he was of his age. After Paine called him a ‘babysitter’, Pant didn’t throw in the towel and he had a witty reply in store.
When the Australian keeper came to bat in the fourth innings, Rishabh Pant called him a ‘temporary captain’. India are currently leading the four-match series 2-1 with the fourth and final Test currently underway at the renowned Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) where the visitors are in a strong position after the first innings. India won at Adelaide and Melbourne while the Aussies won the Perth Test.