Why is Rishabh Pant called Spider-Man?Pant got this superhero nickname from Gabba Test. India were playing against Australia in a match of World Test Championship. In the fourth match of Border-Gavaskar trophy, as usual, Pant was behind the stumps with his gloves. Wicketkeeper Rishbah Pant displayed his singing talent in that match. When off-spinner Washington Sundar was bowling, Rishabh Pant started singing the famous Indian Spiderman song, “Spiderman Spiderman” in the same tone. It could be clearly heard from the stump mic. In that match, there was something going on between Tim Paine and Rishabh Pant. To annoy Paine, Pant started singing that Spiderman song. Since then, Rishabh Pant is popularly known as Spiderman. Washington Sundar posted a video where Rishab Pant can be seen crawling like Spiderman :
Why is Rishabh Pant called Babysitter?In the test series of Boxing Day Test between India and Australia, there was an entertaining sledging duel between the rival wicketkeepers. Australian Test captain and wicket-keeper Tim Paine called Pant a babysitter while he was batting. Paine tried to sledge Rishabh Pant when the wicketkeeper-batsman was out in the middle, asking him if he could babysit for him. It was caught on stumps mic.
“Tell you what big MS is back in the one day squad. Should get this bloke down to Hurricanes.. They need a batter. Fancy that extend you Aussie holiday, beautiful town Hobart too… get him a waterfront apartment. Have him over for dinner. Do you babysit? I can take my wife to the movies while you watch the kids,” Paine said to Pant.Pant later clicked a picture with Paine’s kids and wife during their official meet with the Australian PM. Australian captain’s wife, Bonnie Maggs posed for a photograph with the India wicketkeeper, calling him ‘the best babysitter’.