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Watch: All the hilarious banter and sledges from the India-Australia Test series

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Tim Paine, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Virat Kohli, there is no short of entertainment in the ongoing series
Tim Paine, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Virat Kohli, there is no short of entertainment in the ongoing series

Without a doubt, any Test series between India and Australia is never short of entertainment as both the teams give their 100% to emerge victorious. The case is no different in the ongoing series as both the teams are competing hard against each other in every single aspect of the game, be it batting or bowling or fielding or even sledging.

Gone are the days that the Indian team will quietly take all the sledges without giving it back. The current team under Virat Kohli is known to give it back to the opposition and they are giving the Aussies a taste of their own medicine in the series.

The Aussies, on the other hand, are giving it back to the Indians. The wicketkeepers of both the teams, Tim Paine and Rishabh Pant are having a good time behind the stumps with their banter and on occasions, the host broadcasters are just letting them do the commentary whenever they are up to the stumps.

There were a lot of banters/ sledges throughout the series. Let us take a look at every single sledging incident that has taken place in the first three matches.


Rishabh Pant-Pat Cummins, Adelaide

It all started with this in the ongoing Test series. In the fourth innings of the first Test, Australians were given a target of 323 runs to win the Test and eventually ended up losing the match by 31 runs. When Pat Cummins walked out to bat on day 5 of the match, wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant got the sledging underway in this series as he was constantly in Cummins' ears when he was standing up to the stumps to R Ashwin. 

During the 76th over of the Australian innings, Pant was trying to get under Cummins' skin as he was heard saying, "It's not easy to survive man", "Come on Pat, hit some sixes", "Keep bowling in the patch to Pat (to Ashwin)", "Come on Pat, you’re not putting the bad ball away".

Also read: Let’s see some sixes, Rishabh Pant sledges Pat Cummins

Earlier in the match, he was in Usman Khawaja's ears when he said "Not everyone is Pujara here" a couple of balls before Khawaja threw his wicket away.

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