AUS v IND 2018-19: WATCH- Marcus Harris ribs Rishabh Pant with quip of the year during Perth Test

Pant was heard provoking the Australian batsmen during the first two games.

Rishabh Pant | GETTY

The second Test gave us a good contest between bat and ball, there were some verbal clashes as well which kept the game heated. Call it sledging or casual banter, there is no denying that we all were entertained by it.

One of those incidents happened before the last ball of the fourth day. Marcus Harris was placed at short leg, with Mitchell Starc bowling to Rishabh Pant. Pant already had a word with the Aussie batsmen when they came out to bat in the first Test. Giving it back to him, Harris tried to convince him to lose his wicket.

It was funny and even commentators were laughing after Harris said, "If you get out you can go out and disco tonight. Good circuit on a Monday night in Perth."

Harris' banter received a positive response from the ex-cricketers. “This is good stuff. Good humour,” Johnson wrote on Twitter, and Michael Vaughan loved it too.

On day five of Adelaide Test India wicket-keeper Pant had tried to get under the skin of Pat Cummins. "Come on Pat - you're not putting the bad ball away!," Pant said. "Tough to play here," he added.

The four-match Test series currently stands equally as both teams have won one game each with two more to go. The third Test will be played on Boxing day. 


By Sihyeu Singh - 18 Dec, 2018

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