Hayden takes a dig at Sehwag on Twitter
Former Aussie opener Matthew Hayden made the headlines soon after taking a swipe at India’s former opener Virender Sehwag. The latter featured in a promotional ad ahead of the India vs Australia limited-overs series wherein the promo depicts Sehwag baby-sitting some kids wearing Australian jersey.
But this ad appeared like a pot shot at the Aussies for the exchange that interim skipper Tim Paine has had with young wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant during the recently-concluded Test series in Australia.
The intention of the promotional ad is to not hurt the feelings of the Aussies but Matthew Hayden was not really impressed at all. He took to Twitter and responded in a very serious manner. Check out what he said.
— Matthew Hayden AM (@HaydosTweets) February 11, 2019
“BeWarned Never take Aussie’s for a joke Viru Boy @virendersehwag @StarSportsIndia Just remember who’s baby sitting the #WorldCup trophy,” Hayden tweeted before series which begins on February 24 onwards.
The broadcasters had tweeted that “Every baby needed a baby-sitter”, and had also shared the video of Sehwag with two kids being held in both of his arms.
This is how the Indians reacted:
Haydos it's all on the lighter note. No offences it's just for a laugh. Just like Tim Paine banter. It's all fun.
— Kalpesh Solanki (@kalpesh22895) February 11, 2019
Wanted to know who's the creative writer for this ad… The babysitting saga is now exposed to the entire world… I am sure Pant wouldn't have thought things might have gone this far… Lets see which opener win's the Twitter battle though..
— sushil pandey (@sushilpandey212) February 11, 2019
Good to see you back Haydos @HaydosTweets. We all were worried after u posted your injury pic – looking forward to hear you commenting during IPL 🙂
— Soumya Bhattacharya (@tweet_soumyab) February 11, 2019
Hayden destruction at peak like 2000s..
— Umair (@imumair10) February 11, 2019
Matty, its all "friendly banter" buddy😋😋😜😝
— Vipin Yadav (@vipiny4u) February 11, 2019
Friendly Banter between Paine and Pant
Paine and Pant were both involved in friendly banter when the Australian skipper trolled the Delhi wicketkeeper after MS Dhoni’s return to the Indian limited-overs set-up and that Pant wouldn’t get a chance to feature in the fold.
Paine tried to troll Indian wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant during the Melbourne Test behind the stumps as he was caught heard saying, “Tell you what big MS is back in the one day squad. Should get this bloke down to Hurricanes (BBL team Hobart Hurricanes).
They need a batter. Fancy that extend you Aussie holiday, beautiful town Hobart too… get him a waterfront apartment. Have him over for dinner. Do you babysit? I can take my wife to the movies while you watch the kids.”
However, Rishabh Pant henceforth went on to meet Paine’s wife and children and the rest is history.