The ongoing Test series between Australia and India had anticipated witnessing some heated exchanges between the two sides. However, to our surprise, there have been some friendly banters between them. From Tim Paine and Virat Kohli to Tim Paine and Rohit Sharma, the focus has now shifted to another friendly conversation captured between nathan Lyon and Rishabh Pant.
Pant – C’mon Gary, you don’t want to come tomorrow for nothing
Lyon – Ha?
Pant – C’mon Gary, you don’t want to come tomorrow for nothing (Same)
Lyon – I like you too Rishabh.
Kohli – Dil pe Baat le gaya ye.. 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/VJPZhuXLyY
— Cricket 🏏 (@CrichdC) December 29, 2018
This is when Kohli — who was fielding at leg slip — got involved and said to Pant jokingly: “Dil pe baat lag gayi lagta hai (he took offence to your words probably)”.
This wasn’t the first time in the day when Pant was heard talking to the batsman as before this, Aussie skipper Tim Paine was on the receiving end of some not-so-kind words from the India stumper.
“Have you ever heard of a temporary captain, Mayank? Only thing Paine can do is talking, talking,” Pant was caught chirping by the stump microphone.
Check out the reactions here :
Nathan Lyon to Pant: I cant understand what you’re saying
Racist undertone?? 🤔
— Bilal 🇿🇦🔥 (@billz_25) December 29, 2018
Looks like @patcummins30 overheard what Pant said to Lyon.
He too doesn’t want to come back tomorrow #AUSvIND
— Jack O’Neill (@oneill_jack) December 29, 2018
Rishabh Pant to Nathan Lyon: We don’t want to come tomorrow for nothing.
Pant to Kohli: Dil pe lag gyi 😂😂#AUSvIND
— Vishesh Arora (@vishesharora19) December 29, 2018
— Rowsun_kohli18 (@RowsunY) December 29, 2018
#IndvAus Hahahaha the best comment of all was from Virat today.
When pant was saying to lyon “ You don’t want to come tomorrow for nothing “
Lyon replied something.
Kohli smiled and said to pant “ Dil pe lagi iske “ #BoxingDayTest
— Anurag Sinha (@anuragsinha1992) December 29, 2018
Pant is in Lyon’s ear 🤣🤣😂😂😂 #AUSvIND
— KHAYELIHLE (@iKingVele_Le) December 29, 2018
Pant is asking why does Lyon want come tomorrow to bat! Haha.
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) December 29, 2018
Having set a mammoth target of 399, the hosts again succumbed cheaply with none of the batsmen making a substantial score. However, a resilient Pat Cummins forced India to take the encounter to day 5 where India need two wickets and Australia require 141 more runs to win.
Pat Cummins lad a late and an inspired fightback of the hosts with his fiery spell of bowling but India kept piling on the runs slowly and steadily.