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Tim Paine teases 'Hitman' Rohit Sharma says, 'if Rohit hits a six, I'm changing to Mumbai Indians': Watch Video

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 27 December 2018, 16:05 IST

There was a comical exchange of words between Australian skipper Tim Paine and ‘Hitman’ Rohit Sharma on field in the ongoing Test series in Australia. Rohit Sharma was batting with Ajinkya Rahane when the incident took place.

Sharma was at strike when wicket-keeper Tim Paine asked him to hit a six in at big ground in Melbourne. Paine said, “If Rohit hits a six here I’m changing to Mumbai Indians.” Usman Khawaja is also seen laughing while fielding at the slips.


In the second Test Tim Paine also took a dig at Virat Kohli, when he asked Murali Vijay that, “How can you like that bloke, even though he was your captain.” Paine was given the charge of the Australian side after Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft was caught in ball-tampering scandal in Cape Town, South Africa.

India and Australia are currently playing a four-match Test series in Australia and the series is leveled at 1-1. The third Test is still on in Melbourne where India are looking on top.

At stumps on Day 2, Australia are 8 for no loss trailing behind 435 runs. India declared their innings at 443-7 after losing Ravindra Jadeja off Hazlewood’s delivery. Rohit Sharma was not out at 63 runs while Rishabh Pant made 39 before he was sent off by Mitchell Starc.

Earlier in the Day, Cheteshwar Pujara made an amazing century scoring 106 runs from 319 balls and his partner Virat Kohli made 82 runs from 204 balls. Pujara was bowled out by Pat Cummins while Kohli was sent off the field by Starc when he gave a catch to the third man on boundary.

Then came Ajinkya Rahane who made 34 runs from the 76 balls he played but Nathan Lyon bowled an amazing delivery to Rahane and was given lbw by umpire.

Mayank Agarwal made an impressive 76 runs on debut against Australia in MCG on Wednesday.

Pat Cummins for Australia was the most successful in the entire lot as he took 3 wickets giving just 72 runs in the 34 overs he bowled. While the most economical off all was Mitchell Marsh, who gave 51 runs in his 26 overs at an economy of 1.53.

First published: 27 December 2018, 16:05 IST