ICC’s tribute to champion babysitter and champion cricketer Rishabh Pant is going viral

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiJanuary 22, 2019UPDATED: January 22, 2019 23:17 IST Rishabh Pant was clicked with Tim Paine’s kids on New Year’s day (@bon.paine Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRishabh Pant was named Emerging Player of the Year at the ICC AwardsTim Paine’s wife called Rishabh Pant the “best babysitter”Rohit Sharma had offered Rishabh Pant baby-sitting duties for his new-born girlInternational Cricket Council (ICC) has paid a tribute to Rishabh Pant after the Indian wicketkeeper-batsman was named the Emerging Player of the Year on Tuesday. Pant was picked by the ICC’s voting academy for a stellar show in his breakthrough Test year in 2018.Rishabh Pant’s cricketing talent is no secret. 20 catches and 350 runs in India’s historic Test series triumph over Australia in Australia earlier this month are testimony to his skills on the field. But Pant also gained popularity as a babysitter, thanks to Australia Test captain Tim Paine.On Tuesday, ICC posted a sketch of Pant with Paine family on social media, captioned: “Champion babysitter and champion cricketer. Rishabh Pant is the ICC Men’s Emerging Cricketer of the Year 2018!”Tim Paine and Rishabh Pant were constantly involved in sledging banters during the ongoing four-Test series between India and Australia. In one of the funny exchanges, Paine had asked Pant, “Do you babysit? I can take my wife to the movies while you watch the kids.”Well, a few days later Tim Paine’s wife, Bonnie Paine took to Instagram to share a photo of Pant with her kids and captioned it: “Best babysitter”. Notably, on New Year’s day.As wicketkeepers, both men were audible to the entire cricket world which was was hooked on to every ball of the four Tests played in Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne and Sydney.advertisementPant remained in high demand even from the Indian camp. Rohit Sharma, who recently became a father, wondered whether Pant would be happy to take over babysitting duties.Pant became the first Indian wicket-keeper to score a Test century in England, and equalled the record for the most catches taken in a Test, with 11 against Australia in Adelaide in December.He was also the first Indian wicket-keeper to score a Test hundred in Australia.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Rishabh Pant ICC’s tribute to champion babysitter and champion cricketer Rishabh Pant is going viralRishabh Pant was named the International Cricket Council’s Emerging Player of the Year in the world body’s annual awards. Pant was picked by the ICC’s voting academy for a stellar show in his breakthrough Test year in 2018.advertisementlast_img

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