The Australian cricket team is going through a tough phase as they are getting slammed badly after losing the 4-match test series against India by 2-1. What is making their fans angrier is the fact that Australia lost the fourth test match which was played at Gabba, Brisbane, where they hadn’t lost any test match since 1988.
Things are more difficult for the Aussie skipper Tim Paine as it was under his leadership that Australia lost the test series and he also became the only Australian skipper to lose two test series against India at home while in 2018-19, he was the first Aussie skipper to lose a test series against India at home. Tim Paine was slammed for not only his wrong decisions and poor wicket-keeping but also his bad behaviour which he displayed in the Sydney test match when he engaged in a verbal duel with Ravichandran Ashwin and also used an abusive word for him. He was further trolled for his “See you at Gabba mate” comment after India defeated Australia at Gabba, Brisbane, and won the series too. Not just the Indian cricket fans but R Ashwin and his wife Prithi Ashwin also did not miss the chance of taking a dig at Tim Paine.
Tim Paine again got trolled when he was seen fulfilling the duty of water boy for his team Hobart Hurricanes during the Big Bash League. Tim Paine joined his BBL team after the test series but didn’t get a berth in the playing XI and on Sunday during a match, he was seen carrying water for the batsmen of his team. This was more than enough for the social media users to pull his leg once again.
It all started after the official Twitter handle of Hobart Hurricanes posted a tweet with the photo of Tim Paine carrying drinking water and captioned it, “Australian Test Captain Water Boy” with tick marks.
— Hobart Hurricanes (@HurricanesBBL) January 24, 2021
Soon, Twitter outpoured with trolling tweets and while many were confused as to how the Aussie skipper didn’t find place in the playing XI, there were few who were taking a dig at Tim Paine by saying that he also dropped water. Some users also lashed out at Hobart Hurricanes for making fun of the skipper of a country on social media.
Here are some of the selected tweets:
He embarrassed himself v India about the GABBA jibe – karma that
— Rebecca Jane Wainwright (@aussibec1981) January 24, 2021
— Ashish Goyal (@Ashygoyal) January 24, 2021
— Ananda Maity (@AnandaM57138684) January 24, 2021
Imagine being the captain of the country but not a good enough play to get a game in the big bash
— Luca Gambell (@Punta29) January 24, 2021
Leave this coz I m still not over with
"Can't wait to get you to the Gabba"
— Ayush Yadav (@ay_ayush24) January 24, 2021
You can say ex Australian test captain 😀
— Arshad Majeed (@ArshadMajeed93) January 24, 2021
Tim paine" See you at Gabba".
Australian captain carrying water for Hobart Hurricane. https://t.co/aRlemi8dt6
— Rohan singh (@Rohansi42458596) January 24, 2021
Hope he doesn’t drop them bottles ..
— Dil (@DJLebron11) January 24, 2021
Guess this role suits him well. After all, he had his mouth do much of his playing.
— आशीष – गर्वित भारतीय 🇮🇳 (@trader_k) January 24, 2021
that's what he deserves the job ,after Gabba test .
— ANIL Goud (@ANILGou65633245) January 24, 2021
In Dec 2018; I remember him offering a contract for Rishab Pant in BBL. Water boy 😂😂🤣
Verbal diarrhea is such a dangerous thing 😎
— M DAMODARA SATISH (@satishmighty127) January 25, 2021
This post demeans a good player worthy of captaining the @CricketAus team. There are so many ways this could have been presented. Shame!
— Priyal P (@this_is_2P) January 26, 2021
Doesn't seem good humour to make fun of your countries test captain. Never expected this from a team's Twitter handle.
— RITESH DAWRA (@RiteshDawra) January 26, 2021
What is your opinion on this matter?