Team India test wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant is making all the right noises with the bat in Australia by scoring his maiden ton down under. The Delhi dasher slammed a record 159-not out against Australia on Day 2 of the fourth Test. Apart from his batting skills on the field, he has also garnered attention off the field as well for his banter with his opposite number Australia skipper Tim Paine.
The Banter between the two was a hilarious one during the third Test of the series with both taking shots at each other. Paine had suggested Pant stay back in Australia after the Test series and play for the Hobart Hurricanes in the BBL while taking over as a babysitter for his kids.
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The Delhi cricketer did make Paine’s wish come true as he took a picture with his kids during the event at Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s residence as the picture went viral on social media. Bonnie captioned the picture, ‘Best Babysitter’.
Speaking about the picture to media after the conclusion of the second day’s play at SCG Rishabh said.
“Everyone’s family were really nice. We met most of the people during the function at the prime minister’s house. It was lovely meeting them. I don’t think I have to change myself for something like that. The only thing is they put the photo on Instagram and it went viral,”.
India is currently in commanding position in the fourth and final test thanks to centuries from Chesteshwar Pujara and Pant. Even if the match turns out to be a draw the visitors will clinch the 2-1 series as Virat Kohli will become the first Indian skipper to win a series Down Under in the longest format of the game.