India vs Australia 2019: India wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant thanked former India opener Virender Sehwag for helping him play cricket and also for giving him a demo of how to babysit. Pant made headlines in Australia when he was spotted babysitting Australian skipper Tim Paine’s kids after the later made a request. The upcoming series where Australia will come to India is being advertised with the babysitting angle as Sehwag in a promotional video was seen babysitting Australian kids. Pant seemed overwhelmed as he took to Twitter and wrote, “Viru paaji showing me how to be better at cricket and babysitting — an inspiration always! 🙌.”
And here is the promotional video featuring Virender Sehwag.
It was a fun video which seemed to have not gone down well with former Australian opener Matthew Hayden, who warned India of not making a joke of Australia. Here’s what Hayden had to say. ‘#BeWarned Never take Aussie’s for a joke Viru Boy @virendersehwag @StarSportsIndia Just remember who’s babysitting the #WorldCup trophy’.
Australia will lock horns with familiar rivals in a two-match T20I series followed by a five-match ODI series. While the T20Is will be played from 7 pm local time, all the ODIs will start from 1:30 pm local time.