Stump-mic fantasy comes true as Pant turns Paine’s babysitter

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Tim Paine and Rishabh Pant have been having a mini-battle between themselves all series, chattering away on the stump mic. As both sides visited the Australian Prime Minister’s house on New Year’s Day, Pant made sure to fulfill one of Paine’s wishes. What next, a Hobart Hurricanes contract?

There has been no shortage of stump-mic banter throughout the Border-Gavaskar Trophy…

With MS Dhoni set to join the ODI squad, Paine did his bit to recruit Pant for Hobart Hurricanes, during the Boxing Day Test at the MCG.

Few expected it to come true as quickly as it has!