IPL franchise Mumbai Indians trolled the Australian captain Tim Paine on social media after the wicket-keeper batsman was dismissed for 26 runs off Ravindra Jadeja’s delivery in the second innings of the Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Saturday.
Paine had started off the friendly banter with Rohit Sharma on Day 2 of the ongoing Test during India’s first innings.
Thanks to the stump-mic, Paine was heard chirping to Aaron Finch, “It’s been a toss up for me between Royals and Indians, and if Rohit hits a six here, I am changing to Mumbai”.
Later, Rohit came up with an epic reply to Paine’s words, “I was hearing that but when I’m batting I just focus on the job at hand. But I had a chat with Ajinkya Rahane and I joked that if he (Paine) gets a hundred here, I will put in a word about him to my boss at Mumbai Indians and we’ll buy him. Looks like he’s a fan of Mumbai”.
Meanwhile, the Mumbai Indians had the last laugh and they didn’t miss an opportunity to troll Tim Paine as the Aussie skipper was caught behind by Rishabh Pant in the final session of fourth day.
”If he (Paine) gets a hundred here, I will put in a word about him to my boss at Mumbai Indians and we'll buy him. Looks like he's a fan of Mumbai." – @ImRo45
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) December 29, 2018
Thereby, Paine, who was dismissed for 26 after facing 67 balls failed to accomplish his mission of scoring a century to earn a Mumbai Indians contract.