Australian skipper Tim Paine is hogging most of the limelight in the ongoing series between Australia and India. He has been in the thick of the things in the entire Test series so far.
Be it a banter with his counterpart Virat Kohli or asking Rishabh Pant to babysit his kids, he has been all over the news. Now he has received a phone call of a reporter during the press conference at the end of second day’s play.
Australia had an extremely tough day on the field. The visitors piled on the agony as they managed to post a massive 622/7 in their first innings. The innings was aided by scintillating centuries from Rishabh Pant (159*) and Cheteshwar Pujara (193).
In a way they almost made sure that India doesn’t lose the final Test. As a result there were some tough questions for the hosts during the press conference. Tim Paine led from the front and went ahead to address the media.
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The hilarious incident happened
As Paine started to respond some serious questions, the phone of one of the reporters Martin started ringing. The phone was kept in front of Paine on the table to record the skipper’s answers.
Paine surprised everyone and picked up the phone himself. He then started to talk politely to the person on the other side. He also advised the person to call a little bit later as Martin was in middle of a press conference.
Moreover Paine asked the person if he could pass on any message for Martin. To this he was told to check his email as soon as possible. The entire incident was unexpected and everyone present in the room started laughing.
The entire conversation went like this when Paine spoke on the phone:
Whose phone is that? Tim Paine speaking (Answering the call). Who is it Sorry? Oh, Ok. Who are you after? Casey in Hong Kong. Oh Martin! Oh Alright. He’s in the middle of a press conference. Can I get him to call you back? Alright, no worries. I’ll tell him to check his emails. Alright, thanks Casey, cheers.