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Pant debuts as Paine family babysitter

Indian wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant has taken up Tim Paine's challenge in a hilarious aftermath to their MCG sledging tit-for-tat.

Pant debuts as Paine family babysitter

Indian wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant has taken up Tim Paine's challenge in a hilarious aftermath to their MCG sledging tit-for-tat.

TIM PAINE of Australia passes the ball during a Test match of the 2017/18 Ashes Series at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.
TIM PAINE of Australia passes the ball during a Test match of the 2017/18 Ashes Series at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia. Picture:Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

The entertaining MCG sledging duel between the rival wicketkeepers has had a hilarious aftermath, with Rishabh Pant debuting as the Paine family babysitter.

Tim Paine's wife Bonnie posted a photo on social media of herself standing next to a beaming Pant, with her two young children either side of him and the caption "best babysitter".


The photo appears to have been taken at Tuesday's Kirribilli House function for the two teams ahead of the fourth Test at the SCG.

Australian captain Paine had a sledging tit-for-tat with Pant during the Boxing Day Test that was caught by the stump microphone.

First Paine had a dig while Pant was batting, noting his omission from the Indian one-day squad.

Paine suggested Pant should come to Hobart and play for the Hurricanes in the BBL.

He then added that perhaps Pant could also babysit the Paine children while he was in town.

The next day, as Paine batted in the Australian second innings, Pant had a brutal comeback.

"Have you heard of a temporary captain ever? Have you heard of it? Have you heard of anything like a temporary captain ever? You don't need anything to get him out, boy," the Indian 'keeper retorted.

"He loves to talk. That's the only thing he can do boy. Only talking, talking."

Pant also had the last laugh as Indian won to take a 2-1 series lead and retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

But it looks like the Australian 'keeper at least has a new babysitting option.

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