Australia vs India: 5 best stump-mic comments of the series

There were quite a few hilarious sledging attempts caught on the stump-mic during the series.

Tim Paine
Tim Paine and Rishabh Pant. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Banters and sledging during tours of Australia are quite prevalent. Given the aggressive brand of cricket that the Australians play, they often indulge in a war of words with the oppositions. The Indian team, in the earlier days, rarely paid any heeds to the same and often went about its own business.

However, the current crop of young Indian cricketers don’t deal with things that way. Backed by a fiery skipper in the form of Virat Kohli, the side doesn’t back off and tries to give it back to the opposition at every opportunity. Therefore, there was a lot of banters all the way through the recently concluded four-match series. Cashing in on the fun, the broadcaster decided to make the optimal use of the stump-mic and thus enhanced the fun.

Of course, the wicketkeepers of both the sides, Rishabh Pant and Tim Paine were at the centre of all these talks. Not just the two of them but, comments from a few other close-in fielders were recorded and were equally entertaining. Here is a compilation of the best of those comments from the players of both the teams.

The best stump-mic comments from the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2018-19:

1. You babysit?

Tim Paine
Tim Paine and Rishabh Pant. (Photo Source: Twitter)

This conversation between Rishabh Pant and Tim Paine was probably the most hilarious one of the series. This incident took place in the third Test when the 21-year-old was at the crease batting. The ODI squad for the Australia series was announced around that time and Pant didn’t feature in there.

The Australian skipper from behind the stumps told him the same and asked him to extend his Australian holiday. He also offered him a spot in the Hobart Hurricanes side playing the Big Bash League. Paine wasn’t to stop there and went on to take a hilarious jibe at Pant by asking him if he’d babysit. These comments took the internet by storm and went viral.

Later on, Pant actually posed for a picture along with Paine’s wife Bonnie and the kids when both the teams visited the Prime Minister’s residence in Sydney. Bonnie put up an Instagram story captioning it as ‘Best babysitter?’. Hence, things ended on a lighter note.

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