Putting the ghosts of Southern Summer behind, Australia returned the favour against India by winning the recently-concluded two-match T20I series 2-0. Much against the expectations of Indian cricket fans, the men in yellow produced back-to-back match-winning performances to register their maiden T20 series victory on Indian soil. Explosive all-rounder Glenn Maxwell struck a brilliant hundred in the 2nd T20I in Bengaluru to single-handedly power Kangaroos to a famous win.
With these performances, Australia have not only answered their critics but also put a rest to all the banter which started by a leading sports broadcaster before the start of limited-overs leg versus India. Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag, who was spotted in a couple of advertisement ahead of the T20I series, has once again featured in a hilarious ad in which he can be seen making an urge to the men in blue before the start of five-match ODI series against Aussies.
“Hello, Bhai kya kar rahe ho tumlog yaar? Maine itne ad mein bol diya ki humlog babysitting karenge. Aur tum, bhai dekh lo, marwa mat dena yaar,” Sehwag can be heard as saying to someone over a phone call in the latest ad by Star Sports.
India’s tour of Australia between December 2018 and January 2019 was a highlight for two very different reasons. The first was related to the sensational performance by the men in blue, which saw them complete a first-ever Test-ODI double over the Aussies. And the second, well, was in complete contrast!
The babysitting banter, which took place during the Test series, was, on a lighter note, something to remember. It took place between Australian skipper Tim Paine and India’s Rishabh Pant, and the funny incident escalated with Paine’s wife, a few other Indian players, fans and even Amul getting involved.
Even former Aussie opener Matthew Hayden appeared in an ad while saying, “Australians ko bacchcha mat samajhna” responding to Sehwag’s babysitting jibe against the Aussies. the duo appeared in an advertisement providing a hilarious take at the entire Rishabh Pant-Tim Paine ‘babysitting’ episode, which took place in the Test series between the two sides.