Rohit Sharma yesterday was teased by Tim Paine and Aaron Finch that if he hits a six, the Australian captain will become a fan of Mumbai Indians at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The right-hander smiled and did not respond to the same. However, the Hitman has a perfect response to the sledge and spoke about the same at the start of the third day’s play and said that if Paine hits a century, they will buy him for Mumbai Indians. India vs Australia 2018-19: Crowd Warned After Racism Chants of ‘Show us Your Visa’ Were Heard at MCG.
“I was hearing that but when I'm batting I just focus on the job at hand. But I had a chat with Ajinkya Rahane and I joked that 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," Rohit said before the start of third day's play in Melbourne. Tim Paine TAUNTS Rishabh Pant For Being Dropped From the ODI Squad During India vs Australia 2018, Day 3, MCG (Watch Video).
The Aussies got bundled out on the score of 151 runs and the visitors had the lead of 346 runs. India walked in to bat again and lost five early wickets. Hanuma Vihari made 13 runs facing 45 runs, Chesteshwar Pujara and Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli walked back on a duck. Ajinkya Rahane made one run after facing a couple of balls. Rohit Sharma made way to the pavilion scoring five runs facing 18 balls. As of now, Mayank Agarwal and Rishabh Pant are currently batting on 28 and 6 runs.