Mumbai Indians took a jibe at Australian captain Tim Paine during India vs Australia, Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The Day 3 of the third Test match saw Tim Paine and Rohit Sharma involved in a banter, which saw the Australian captain drag the latter’s Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise, Mumbai Indians, in the middle of the conversation. Thanks to the stump mics, the fans had a great time!
On Day 4, Mumbai Indians taunted Tim Paine stating ‘Mission Failed’ after the Australian captain failed to score a century in the Test match. Mumbai Indians took to the micro-blogging site, Twitter, with a message reading, “Mission: Score a hundred and join Mumbai Indians.”
Earlier, Tim Paine had taunted Mumbai Indians’ skipper Rohit Sharma that if he hit a six (in the match now), then he would become a Mumbai Indians’ fan. However, at that point, Rohit didn’t say much and ended the friendly argument saying, “Yeah!” Tim Paine During IND vs AUS 2018 Boxing Day Test: 'I'll Become a Mumbai Indians Fan if Rohit Sharma Hits a Six'
When Tim Paine came to bat, Rohit Sharma said, “If he (Paine) gets a hundred here, I will put in a word about him to my boss at Mumbai Indians, and we'll buy him. Looks like he's a fan of Mumbai.” (The same message that Mumbai Indians as a caption in its jibe at Tim Paine). Rohit Sharma Responds to Tim Paine's Sledging, Says, ‘If He Gets a Ton, We’ll Buy Him for Mumbai Indians’
Here’s what Mumbai Indians had to tweet in Tim Paine vs Rohit Sharma Banter at MCG:
”If he (Paine) gets a hundred here, I will put in a word about him to my boss at Mumbai Indians and we'll buy him. Looks like he's a fan of Mumbai." - @ImRo45
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) December 29, 2018
Tim Paine was dismissed by Ravindra Jadeja on 26 runs, after which the IPL franchise put out this. Well, the thing is that the franchise showed two hearts in the picture is shared. Does it mean the Aussie wicketkeeper-batsman still has two chances (two innings in the next Test match)? Stay tuned with us for all the latest updates about India vs Australia Test Series 2018-19!