If there are two things which Rishabh Pant is known for in his short international career, it is his explosive batting and chirpy comments behind the stumps. India's No.1 wicketkeeper-batsman in Test format has set the world on fire with his aggressive batting. But he is equally efficient, if not more, for his words while he keeps the stumps.
Pant was a loud-mouth during India's Test series against Australia in December 2018 - January 2019. He was involved in a hilarious banter with Aussie skipper Tim Paine, following which the 'babysitting' saga began.
The banter caught world's eye, and if people thought that it ended after the series, then they were wrong!
Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag brought back the babysitting banter into focus through a Star Sports advertisement ahead of Australia's tour of India later this month and March.
"Aley aley aley, dekho kaun aaya hai idhar? Australia ki paltan aa gayi hai. Aley aley aley.....Jab ham Australia gaye the toh unhone pucha tha babysitting karoge? Humne kaha, sab ke sab aajao, zaroor karenge," Sehwag said before adding, "Bas vo hamare iraadon pe paani na pher dein," in the advertisement.
And now, Pant has responded to Sehwag's hilarious advertisement. The youngster has called the 'Nawab of Najafgarh' as his inspiration, not just for batting, but also for babysitting skill.
While Pant seems to have found the new developments funny, former Australian opener Matthew Hayden hit back at Sehwag by giving babysitting a new twist. Hayden gave it back to the Indian by reminding him who is babysitting the World Cup trophy.
Here's what Rishabh Pant had to say about Virender Sehwag's babysitting advertisement