Australian team will be touring India for the T20 and ODI series which is starting from February 24. But even before that, the war of words between players of these countries have already begun. Earlier, former Indian opener Virender Sehwagmocked the Aussie team with his babysitting ad. And now, replying to Sehwag’s jibe, former Australian batsman Matthew Hayden has warned him to never take Aussie for any joke.
Hayden took to Twitter and said, “#BeWarned Never take Aussie’s for a joke Viru Boy @virendersehwag @StarSportsIndia Just remember who’s babysitting the #WorldCup trophy”.
#BeWarned Never take Aussie’s for a joke Viru Boy @virendersehwag@StarSportsIndia Just remember who’s baby sitting the #WorldCup trophy https://t.co/yRUtJVu3XJ
— Matthew Hayden AM (@HaydosTweets) February 11, 2019
Meanwhile, the babysitting jibe refers to Aussie captain Tim Paine’s sledging of Rishabh Pant during the 3rd Test match of India’s Australia tour. Pant referred Paine as a temporary captain to which Paine responded asking Pant to baby-sit his kids. However, in a sporting way, Pant shared a picture with Paine’s wife and kids during an official function.
Australia’s tour of India begins on February 24 with the first T20I. The five-match ODI series begins on March 2.