Tim Paine vs Rishabh Pant: ‘I Wish I Played Like Him When I Was His Age,’ Says Australian Captain Before IND vs AUS Final Test 2019
File Image | Rishabh Pant With Tim Paine Family | (Photo Credits: Instagram @Bon.Paine | Getty Images)

A lot has been said about the chitter-chatter happening in ongoing India vs Australia Test series Down Under. Indian captain Virat Kohli, wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant, and Australian captain Tim Paine have been involved in a few banters in the middle during the series. However, the conversation between Pant and Paine that has grabbed maximum eyeballs!

Earlier, a picture of Rishabh Pant with Time Paine’s wife, Bonnie, and their children has gone viral on social media. Bonnie Paine has also credited the Indian wicketkeeper-batsman for the rise in the number of her Instagram followers. Amul's Latest Ad Shows Rishabh Pant As Tim Paine's Babysitter: Watch Hilarious Pic!

After the picture went viral, Australian captain Tim Paine was asked about the same during a pre-match press conference. Paine was asked, “Sounds like you have found a babysitter?” in a lighter vein.

Tim Paine was quite livid in his response, when he said, “Yeah! That was interesting. We were at the PM’s house yesterday. Just had a quick chat to Rishabh. My wife actually happened to be there, so we just grabbed a quick photo. He was a good sport, and he is on the field, to be honest.” Rishabh Pant Gets Appreciation for his Sledging from Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison (Watch Video).

Speaking about the conversation (recorded on stump microphones) during the Test series, Paine said, “A fair bit has been made of a little bit of banter between two wicket-keepers, which has been pretty light-hearted and pretty friendly. I enjoy the way he goes about it. I wish I played that way when I was his age. He looks like he has a hell lot of fun.” Rishabh Pant Hits Back at 'Temporary Captain' Tim Paine, Sledges Him on Day 4 of Ind vs Aus 3rd Test at MCG; Watch Video.

Watch Video: Tim Paine Answers About Rishabh Pant, If He Has Got a Babysitter!

As the Day 1 ended in the fourth Test match at the Sydney Cricket Ground, the Indian team had posted 303/4 on the scoreboard, with Cheteshwar Pujara and Hanuma Vihari remaining unbeaten on 130* runs and 39* runs respectively. India is currently 2-1 in the 4-match Test series. Stay tuned with LatestLY for the latest updates about India vs Australia 2018-19 Series!