first_imgRishabh Pant reveals his mother and sister enjoyed his sledging in AustraliaIndia vs Australia: Rishabh Pant is back home after enjoying a successful tour in Australia where he broke records with the bat and glove-work behind the stumps.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiJanuary 17, 2019UPDATED: January 17, 2019 12:00 IST Rishabh Pant was the broadcasters delight during the Australia Test series (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRishabh pant had sledged the likes of Tim Paine, Pat Cummins and Nathan LyonThe broadcasters frequently switched on the stump mics to listen to Pant’s banter with the AussiesRishabh Pant was the second highest run scorer in the Border-Gavaskar series with 350 runs and took a record 20 catchesRishabh Pant is enjoying a much-deserved break from international cricket and making the most of this opportunity by spending time with his family and friends.Pant was the center of attention and dominated headlines in India and Australia throughout the Border-Gavaskar series. Not only did the Bharat Army dedicate a song to Pant, but he also returned back home having made quite a lot of new fans including the likes of Adam Gilchrist and Ricky Ponting.Even the Australian Prime Minister couldn’t help but praise Pant for his competitive spirit while also taking a cheeky dig at him as he hosted both teams at his residence. During the event he was also seen babysitting Tim Paine’s kids as he met with Paine’s wife Bonnie and the couple’s two kids.Not only did Pant break records with his glove-work and bat, the young stumper also became the broadcaster’s favourite during the series thanks to his constant banter with the Aussies from behind the stumps.The host broadcasters frequently switched on the stump mics during the series just to listen to what Pant had to say to the Aussie batsmen.It was Rishabh Pant’s turn for some fun on the stump mic today… #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/RS8I6kI55fcricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 29, 2018Now back home in Delhi, the 21-year-old revealed that his family loved the way he sledged the Australian players, especially captain Tim Paine, during the series.”That is how I am. If someone provokes me, I’ll give it back. I had a duty to do for my team. But I know the code of conduct. I remember my values. I have sledged and people have actually loved it.advertisement”That my mother and sister enjoyed it makes me happy,” Pant was quoted as saying by the Times of India.Pant also went on to state that he idolizes legendary wicket-keepers Adam Gilchrist and MS Dhoni, but he doesn’t try to copy them in any way.”I do idolize Gilchrist and Mahi bhai (Dhoni). But that doesn’t mean I want to become that same person. It’s not about copying your idol. It’s more about learning things from them. I want to be myself. I want to be Rishabh Pant,” Pant added.The Delhi Capitals star recently shared a fragment of his personal life with his fans after he posted a photograph of his with his girlfriend, Isha Negi, on social media.Pant captioned the photo as “I just want to make you happy because you are the reason I am so happy.”Suresh Raina was quick to react to the photo with a set of emoticons ranging from approval to happy to laughing.Isha also shared the same photo on her Instagram and captioned it, “My man, my soulmate, my best friend, the love of my life.”Also Read | Rishabh Pant for World Cup 2019? Sachin Tendulkar weighs in with his thoughtsAlso Read | Harbhajan Singh bats for Rishabh Pant’s inclusion in India ODI squadAlso Read | Rohit bhaiya, more than happy to babysit Samaira: Rishabh PantFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Rishabh PantFollow India vs AustraliaFollow Border-Gavaskar seriesFollow Rishabh Pant sledginglast_img read more


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