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Matthew Hayden reacts to Sehwag's babysitting ad: Never take the Aussies for a joke

India Today logo India Today 11-02-2019 India Today Web Desk

Matthew Hayden has warned Virender Sehwag and India about taking the Australian cricket team lightly as the two teams prepare to take on each other in a series in India, where two-Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) and five One-Day Internationals (ODIs) will be played, starting February 24.

Ahead of the tour Virender Sehwag turned babysitter for a TV commercial about the series, making references to the Rishabh Pant-Tim Paine babysitting banter during India's tour of Australia.

In the advertisement for Star Sports, Sehwag can be seen with a bunch of kids wearing Australian jerseys, saying: "Jab hum Australia gaye the, toh unhone poocha tha babysitting karoge? Humne kahaa sabke sab aajaao. Zaroor karenge."

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Now, former Australian cricketer Matthew Hayden has reacted to the advertisement by making reference to Australia being the current World Cup holders.

"#BeWarned Never take Aussie's for a joke Viru Boy @virendersehwag @StarSportsIndia Just remember who's baby sitting the #WorldCup trophy," Hayden tweeted.

This babysitting anecdote began during the third day of the Boxing Day Test, when Australian captain and wicketkeeper Paine asked Pant, who was batting then: "Do you babysit? I can take my wife to the movies while you watch the kids."

When Pant got the chance in the following innings, he referred to Paine as the "temporary captain" and mocked him from behind the stumps.

During Indian team's New Year meet with Australian Prime Minister, Pant was pictured with Paine's wife Bonnie and his kids and the photograph posted by Bonnie went viral.

The joke went so viral that during the Sydney Test in January, the Bharat Army even dedicated a song to Babysitter Pant.

The first T20I between India and Australia will be held on February 24 at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. The second will take place on February 27 at the Y.S. Rajashekhar Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam.

The ODI series will begin on March 2 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad. Nagpur will host the second ODI on March 5 at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium.

Ranchi's JSCA International Stadium Complex will see the third ODI on March 8, followed by Mohali (March 10) and Delhi (March 13).

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(Provided by Sportskeeda) 

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