Twitter sees the lighter side of the banter between Tim Paine and Rishabh Pant

Twitter sees the lighter side of the banter between Tim Paine and Rishabh Pant

"I tell you what, big MS (Dhoni) is back in the One-Day squad, we might get (Pant) down to the Hurricanes, this bloke," Paine said to Pant.

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Tim Paine and Rishabh Pant. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The Indian tour of Australia has generated a lot of buzz. Both teams have produced tremendous entertainment to the crowd with regards to the on-field performances as well as a bit of sledging. While the Baggy Greens managed to reduce India to 54/5 at stumps, the visitors still have an upper hand with a lead of 346 runs.

Throughout the tour, we have seen a lot of exchange of words between players from both the teams. Earlier, Virat Kohli engaged in a mouthful in the previous game. Rishabh Pant has also been chatting a lot behind the stumps. In spite of all the banter, the good thing about it is nobody has crossed the line.

Tim Paine has been at the center of it when it comes to Australia. Whether it was an attempt to rile up Cheteshwar Pujara or to distract Rohit Sharma, the Aussie captain has not stepped back at all. Indeed he has produced top banter all around. Hence it was no surprise when he decided to go after Rishabh Pant just before stumps on Day 3.

Paine offers a babysitting role to Pant

The Australian captain offered him to play the Big Bash League (BBL) since he was left out of the One-Day International squad while also asking him to come over for dinner and take care of his kids.

“I tell you what, big MS (Dhoni) is back in the One-Day squad, we might get (Pant) down to the Hurricanes, this bloke. We need a batter. Fancy that, surely, extend your little Aussie holiday, Beautiful town Hobart too. Get you a nice apartment on the waterfront. Have you over for dinner you Babysit? I’ll take the wife to the movies one night and you’ll look after the kids,” Paine was heard saying to Pant on the stump mic.

The banter induced different reactions from the Twitter community. While most of them enjoyed it, few weren’t in the mood to accept it. However, it was good to see everything happening in good spirits with some harmless sledging. With Tim Paine expected to come out to bat in the fourth innings, it will be interesting to see how Indian players retaliate.

Here’s the video:

Here are some of the tweets:

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