With India in the driver's seat, closing in on a win in the third Test and taking an unassailable 2-1 lead in the series, youngster Rishabh Pant, who was at the end of some sledging by Tim Paine, gave the Australian skipper a taste of his own medicine.
The Aussie skipper arrived at the crease on Day Four with his team five down, needing 264 runs to win the match. In the very first over he faced, Paine was at the receiving end of sledging by the Indian wicket-keeper.
Pant, who has made headlines for not only his batting and glove work, but also for his chattering from behind the wicket, made some hilarious remarks on the Australian skipper while speaking to Mayank Agarwal.
"We've got a special guest today, come on boys. Special appearance today boy, come on. No responsibility there from captain. Running away, always running away. Too difficult, too difficult," he said before adding, "Have you heard of the word, a 'temporary captain', ever? I am seeing it. You don't need anything to get him out. He loves to talk, that's the only thing he can do. Only talking, talking."
His comments were in response to the remarks by Paine from behind the stumps when Pant was batting on Day Three. In reference to the inclusion of MS Dhoni in India's ODI squad, which saw Pant being dropped, Paine took the opportunity to have a go at the batsman.
"Tell you what big MS is back in the one day squad. Should get this bloke down to Hurricanes. They need a batter. Fancy that extend your Aussie holiday, beautiful town Hobart too... get him a water front apartment," he said before adding, "Have him over for dinner. Do you babysit? I can take my wife to the movies while you watch the kids."