Tim Paine's wife continues to troll Rishabh Pant with 'babysitter' post

Updated: Jan 15, 2020, 08:31 IST | IANS | Mumbai

Rishabh Pant and Tim Paine have been engaged in on-field sledging during India's last visit to Australia which caught everybody's eyes

Indian wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant's photo with Tim Paine's kids and wife got viral on social media as the Australia Test captain's wife captioned the post 'Best babysitter'. Pant and Paine have been engaged in on-field sledging during India's last visit to Australia which caught everybody's eyes.

Paine's wife, Bonnie shared the picture on her Instagram page to continue the banter and Paine got back during commentary in the ongoing Big Bash League. "I don't think she was watching," Paine said in commentary for the Big Bash League on Channel 7.

"Then I think she had got a bit of it through her Instagram and then she put up that photo on and as it happens, and as it's happened, she had a million new Indian followers the next day so she panicked a little bit that it was on the news. The Test skipper revealed the biggest reason for him coming up with the entire banter. "Geez we were bored, (we) could not get a wicket," he added.

"Well Ricky (Ponting) knows him quite well, one, he's very, very good, but two, we found out early in that series that sledging him was a waste of time."

Ponting is Pant's coach at the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Delhi Capitals.

"It just didn't bother him, but what we found was that you could get a real lapse of concentration out of him so we went a bit that way.

"So I just tried to put him off and talk rubbish to try and get him involved because he was likely to play a poor shot at time. But he's a seriously talented player," he said.

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