The young Indian wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant became quite popular in Australia, both for his performance on the pitch and the sportsmanship of it. The banter between him and the Australian skipper Tim Paine made headlines as both took their turn behind the stump to unsettle the other. After Pant’s great gesture of meeting Paine’s wife and taking a photo with kids during the team’s visit to the Australian skipper’s house, India’s limited overs deputy skipper Rohit Sharma has asked the ‘best babysitter’ if he could babysit his newborn daughter Samaira as well.
Rohit, who has returned to Australia after leaving for home ahead of the Sydney Test, will not have the company of Pant as the wicket-keeper batsman isn’t a part of India’s ODI squad for the series. As Hitman prepares for a new adventure Down Under, the batsman had to leave his wife Ritika and newborn daughter are back home for national duty.
On Wednesday, Pant shared a picture of him on Twitter with the caption, “Goodmorning”. Rohit reacted to the same post saying, “Morning buddy. Heard your a good baby sitter, need one right now. Ritika will be quite happy @RishabPant777”.
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) January 9, 2019
Rohit wife also suggested that she wouldn’t mind have Pant as a babysitter, she tweeted, ” 🤣🤣🤣 could definitely use one @RishabPant777 @ImRo45″.
— Ritika Sajdeh (@ritssajdeh) January 9, 2019
Rohit had become a father on December 30th but he couldn’t be with his wife due to the ongoing Test series Down Under. The veteran batsman flew down to India as the visitors took a 2-1 lead in the 4-match series by winning the Melbourne Test. He is now back in Australia to participate in the 3-match ODI series.
Meanwhile, Rishabh broke several records as he played a stunning knock of 159* in the 4th and final Test in Sydney. In what was an extremely productive outing for the young gloveman, he certainly enjoyed himself with some fun-filled sledging from behind the stumps too.
His performance on the pitch also earned him recognition from the ICC as Pant went past MS Dhoni as the Indian wicket-keeper batsman with highest rating points in ICC Test Rankings for batsmen. Pant will next be seen in the Indian national team jersey against New Zealand, as the Men in Blue take on the Kiwis in a 3-match T20I series next month.