The babysitting banter between the Australian skipper Tim Paine and the young Indian wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant that saw the daylight for the first time during the Test series and now it has reached another level. Since Pant will be missing the upcoming ODI series, the Aussie captain asked him to babysit his kids during the third Test. These comments went viral ever since and grabbed a lot of attention.
There were many hilarious trolls and comments about the same. However, the best reaction came from Paine’s wife Bonnie when the two teams paid the visit to the Prime Minister’s residence in Sydney before the start of the fourth Test. The skipper’s wife posed for a picture with the Indian wicketkeeper. Also, the kids were with her and Pant was kind enough to hold one of them in his shoulders. After that, Bonnie put up an Instagram story with the same picture and wrote: ‘Best babysitter?’.
With the end of the series, the banter eas expected to come to an end, Bonnie has given rise to it again. She posted another Instagram story where she was holding her baby. She wrote: ‘Trying to unpack with a needy baby.’ She also tagged Rishabh Pant in the story and asked him if he was free for a babysitting gig. She added, ‘Wondering if @rishabhpant is free for a babysitting gig today.”
Here is a screenshot of the story:
Apparently, Pant has given a rest from the ODI series according to MSK Prasad. The wicket-keeper will be back for the T20Is against New Zealand and he is also expected to play a crucial role in the World Cup 2019. He was asked by the selectors to work on his finishing skills in the interim. Pant was the second highest run-scorer in the Test series with 350 runs in seven innings.