The banter from Australia’s Test series against India is far from over.
Tim Paine’s wife has continued the funny by-play with India wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant, taking to social media to once again ask if he could babysit her kids.
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A week after a post on Bonnie Paine’s Instagram page showed Pant posing with her and her kids during a ceremonial lunch at the Prime Minister’s residence ahead of the Sydney Test broke the internet, Mrs Paine is at it again.
On Wednesday, Bonnie once again enquired about Pant’s services.
“Trying to unpack with a needy baby,” she wrote on Instagram alongside a pic with one of her kids.
“Wonder if Rishabh Pant is free for a babysitting gig today.”
The babysitting banter first started during the second Test in Adelaide when Aussie captain Paine took a cheeky dig at Pant over MS Dhoni’s selection in India’s ODI squad.
Paine tried to get Pant to stick around in Australia and join the Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash, along with some added requests.
“… Extend your little Aussie holiday. Beautiful town Hobart too, I’ll get you a nice apartment on the waterfront. (I’ll) have him over for dinner. Can you babysit? I’ll take the wife to the movies one night and you’ll look after the kids,” Paine was heard saying on the stump mic.
The Indian star then became an internet sensation when his picture with the Paine family was posted by Bonnie, along with the caption ‘Best babysitter’.
The moment was lapped up across the cricketing world, with Indian fans even making a chant out of Pant’s babysitting ways during the Sydney Test.
We’ve got Pant
I just don’t think you’ll understand
He’ll hit you for a six
He’ll babysit your kids
We’ve got Rishab Pant
.#BharatArmySongBook @RishabPant777 #BharatArmy #TeamIndia #12thMan #WeveGotPant #COTI 🇮🇳👶🍼 pic.twitter.com/ZiXaPWqi6M
— The Bharat Army (@thebharatarmy) January 4, 2019
And even Pant’s teammates are cashing in on the fun.
Rohit Sharma, whose wife recently gave birth to a baby girl, has also reached out to Pant for help.
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) January 9, 2019