Tim Paine shares light moment amid press-conference

New Delhi: In spite of reeling under a mammoth of 598 runs at stumps on the second day, Australian captain Tim Paine showed that he has not lost his sense of humour during the post-match press conference on Friday.

Addressing the media, Paine shared a light moment as he answered a reporter’s phone in the middle of a question.

“Whose phone is that? Tim Paine speaking. Who is it sorry? Oh, okay, who are you after?” The conversation had the room laughing as Paine continued the exchange: “Casey in Hong Kong. Martin (reporter). Oh alright, he is in the middle of a press conference. Can I get him to call you back? Alright, no worries, I will tell him to check his emails. Alright, thanks Casey, cheers. Check your emails.”

Indian top-order batsmen Mayank Agarwal (77) and Cheteshwar Pujara (193), wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant (159) and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja (81) all displayed their heroic knocks in the ongoing fourth and final Test against Australia before the visitors declared their first innings after posting 622 runs for the loss of seven wickets at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

In reply, the hosts Australia made 24 runs for no loss at stumps. Openers Marcus Harris and Usman Khawaja are holding the crease for Australia on respective scores of 19 and 5.

India are leading the four-Test series 2-1 and are eying to clinch the final Test to register a historic win on Australian soil.