AUS v IND 2018-19: Tim Paine says Rishabh Pant is a sport after he agreed for the viral picture

Mrs. Paine and Pant had posed together for a picture which took internet by storm.

Rishabh Pant and Tim Paine | GETTY

Rishabh Pant won the internet for his picture with Australia captain Tim Paine's wife and kids. Pant shared a frame holding one of Paine's kids along with Bonnie Paine. The picture was all over the internet as soon as fans got their eyes on it. 

What really amused the fans was the caption on the picture. Mrs. Paine wrote, "Best babysitter @rishabhpant". Those who don't know Paine had sledged Pant during the third Test when the latter came out to bat in the second innings.

The Australia wicket-keeper tried to get under his skin and said, "Tell you what big MS is back in the one-day squad. Should get this bloke down to Hurricanes... They need a batter. Fancy that extend you Aussie holiday, beautiful town Hobart too... get him a waterfront apartment. Have him over for dinner.

"Do you babysit? I can take my wife to the movies while you watch the kids."

Paine also told the story behind the picture. He revealed Pant immediately agreed to get clicked when he asked for a picture with his wife.

"We were at the PM's house.. just had a quick chat to Rishabh. My wife happened to be there so we just grabbed a quick photo. He was a good sport and he is on the field, to be honest.

"A fair bit has been made of a little bit of banter between two wicketkeepers which has been pretty light-hearted and pretty friendly. I enjoy the way he goes about it. I wish I played that way when I was his age. He looks like he has a hell of a lot of fun," Paine said.

(With India Today Inputs) 


By Sihyeu Singh - 03 Jan, 2019

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