Fox Sports Australia – Tim Paine, the captain and champion of a nascent Nice Guy era in the fallout of the ball-tampering scandal, was captured on the stump mic in a friendly tete-a-tete with his opposite number on day three.

Summary

  • Tim Paine, the captain and champion of a nascent Nice Guy era in the fallout of the ball-tampering scandal, was captured on the stump mic in a friendly tete-a-tete with his opposite number on day three.
  • After a half-chance escaped Paine’s bat, Kohli piped up and said if he’d lost his wicket, India was in the box seat to win and go up 2-0 series.
  • Paine reminded him there was a long way to go, appearing to reply: “You’ve got to bat first, big head.”
  • Fox Cricket commentator Mark Waugh, and more than a few punters, wasn’t easily convinced Paine wasn’t actually using a far more popular put-down.
  • Regardless, Paine said it quickly.


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