Australian Test captain Tim Paine opened up about the baby-sitting incident that went viral during the MCG Test match between India and Australia back in 2018. Paine offered baby-sitting to India’s wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant while he was batting during the MCG encounter.
Paine said that he came up with the baby-sitter sledge as all the fielders were bored around him. “I was not getting a wicket and we were bored. So, I just tried to pull him off and talk rubbish and get him involved as he was likely to play a poor short at that time but he is a seriously talented player”, Paine said during the commentary in the ongoing Big Bash League (BBL).
Rishabh Pant later clicked a picture with Tim Paine’s wife and his kids during their official meetup with the Australian Prime Minister. The incident grabbed the eyes of many cricket fans and the trend that was set by Paine continued during the India vs Australia Test series.