Australian Test captain Tim Paine is always in the sledging mood from behind the wicket. During the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2018-19, Paine remarked Rishabh Pant as babysitting. Now Tim Paine has trolled Pakistani Player Mohammad Rizwan during the ongoing first Test between Australia and Pakistan.
It happens when Mohammad Rizwan was batting and Tim Paine was doing wicket-keeping. Nathan Lyon was bowling and Paine has tried to sledge Rizwan from behind the wicket and said, “He smells very nice.”
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"He smells very nice."
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) November 21, 2019
it’s been hard to win in India: Australian Coach Justin Langer
“It reminds me of how hard it is, that’s for sure. It’s always been the case that it’s been hard to win in India. But that’s the expectation and we’ve got a couple of years now to find that maturity I’m talking about, to be nice and battle-hardened and as ready as possible for that series,” Langer told ESPNcricinfo.
“I think it was an indication of the maturity of our team,” Langer said. “I don’t mean maturity in age but coming together as a group, it takes great skill but it takes time, great mental toughness and endurance, to be able to back it up over and over again. On one hand, it is a really good thing we’ve got lots of growth for this Test team and this group of players, that’s the upside. When you’re going through it you’d love to see more of that consistency, but I look at it from a bigger picture point of view, it means we’ve got areas we can keep getting better in.”
“It’s such a balancing act because the expectation is the Australian cricket team performs well all the time,” Langer said of the search for team balance. “But it’s always nice, whether it’s now or in days gone by, to have a lot of senior players with a couple of young guys come in, that’s the perfect scenario.