Tim Paine's Banter About Rohit Sharma Made Everyone LOL Hard, Including Rohit

Tim Paine is upping his banter game with every match

Tim Paine’s banter during Day 2 of the third Test at MCG was so good, that even Rohit Sharma could not keep a straight face. Rohit, who isn’t exactly known for playing Test cricket, because of the attacking nature of his batting, has been nicknamed the ‘hitman’. Paine tried to trigger his attacking side during 139th over, asking Rohit to hit Nathan Lyon’s delivery for a six.

The commentators let the stump mic take over the commentary and it was surely worth it. Here’s what the Australian skipper had to say to Rohit or forward short leg fielder Aaron Finch (basically meant it for Indian batsman to hear):

”It would be a toss up for me between the Royals (Rajasthan) and Indians (Mumbai) on who I support. If Rohit hits a six here, I’m changing to Mumbai,”

Here are the videos of the chatter in the second session of day 2:

Rohit is the captain of Mumbai Indians (MI), and has led the side to three Indian Premier League (IPL) title wins. Paine did not just stop there. When he noticed that Rohit wasn’t slipping up like he did in the first Test earlier this month, he resorted to plan B – breaking his concentration.

Here’s a look at reactions from people on the gold level banter:

Paine will have a lot of banter coming his way when he comes to bat

We surely can

The beauty of Test cricket

Rohit tried really hard to do that.


Maybe he did it out of boredom

That’s exactly how Rohit must have felt batting in the middle

In process of doing so, the wicketkeeper also took a dig at this own teammate Finch, saying, ”You’ve played for every team though”.  The Australian opener has played for seven franchises in his IPL career.

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