Pant turns babysitter as on-field banter comes true

On New Year's day, Rishabh Pant and Tim Paine made the headlines once again, when Bonnie Paine, Tim's wife, posted a picture of Pant with her babies and said ‘Best Babysitter.’

"Do you babysit? I can take my wife to the movies while you watch the kids," Paine had bantered.   -  ICC Twitter

The third Test in Melbourne saw India wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant and Australia skipper Tim Paine engage in friendly banter over the former acting as a babysitter while Paine and wife Bonnie Maggs went out for a movie.

And on New Year's day, the duo made the headlines once again, when Bonnie posted a picture of Pant with her babies and said ‘Best Babysitter.’

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The two glovemen, Paine and Pant, have had humorous exchanges throughout the series and perhaps the best example was when the former tried to lure India’s keeper to sign with the Hobart Hurricanes.

 

"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 your 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 bantered.

India beat Australia by 137 runs in the third Test to take an unassailable 2-1 lead in the four-Test series. The last Test will be played in Sydney from January 3.