Team India’s wicketkeeping sensation Rishabh Pant is making all the headlines this season not only for his cricketing skills but also for his infamous ‘babysitting’ abilities. After finishing as the second highest run-getter in the recently-concluded four-match Test series versus Australia, Pant’s on-field and off-field stakes have seen a major rise. After lending his help to Australia’s Test skipper Tim Paine and his wife, Pant was asked for help by teammate Rohit Sharma and his wife Ritika Sajdeh to babysit their newborn daughter. Responding to Pant’s ‘Good Morning’ post on Twitter on Wednesday, Sharma wrote, “Morning buddy. Heard you’re a good baby sitter, need one right now. Ritika will be quite happy @RishabPant777.”
Responding to Rohit & Ritika’s request, the 21-year old replied in the most cheekiest manner said: “@ImRo45 Hahhaa.. Bhaiya @yuzi_chahal not doing his job properly? More than happy to babysit Samaira Congratulations @ritssajdeh”
Rohit and his wife, Ritika recently became proud parents to a baby girl on December 30. They have named their daughter Samaira. Rohit had missed the fourth and final Test against Australia in Sydney after the birth of his daughter but was back on the plane on Monday.
Rohit, along with MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav among others arrived in Sydney on Tuesday for the three-match ODI series which begins with the first ODI on January 12.
But it wasn’t just Rohit who wants Pant as the babysitter. Tim Paine’s wife, Bonnie, also requested for Pant’s services once again as she posted a story on Instagram.
“Trying to unpack with needy baby. Wonder if Rishabh Pant is free for a babysitting gig today,” Bonnie wrote on the post.
The Virat Kohli-led Indian team created history in Australia by becoming the first sub-continent nation to win a Test series in Down Under. Pant and his teammates have been getting some well-deserved rest before their next series of matches.