It feels like cricketer-turned-sledger Virender Sehwag has taken over the job of rubbing every loss Team Australia incurs in their faces.
What started out as a skit based on the 'Babysitter banter' between the Indian wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant and Aussie Test Captain Tim Paine during India's tour Down Under, converted into a full-fledged promo for the ongoing T20I and ODI series going on between the two cricketing titans.
Acting as the babysitter to infants who enter the dressing room wearing the Australian kit, Sehwag challenged Aaron Finch and team in the most unique manner. 'We will babysit every single member of the Australian cricket team', said the former opener.
The promo was on point, it was hilarious and garnered a lot of attention on social media. There was just a slight problem with it.
Expecting to continue with the winning streak after India destroyed the Aussies on their soil a month ago, India went head to head with them in the two-match T20I series and were absolutely dominated in both bowling and batting during the same.
Cricketing legend Matthew Hayden had warned the Men in Blue to not take his side lightly and calmly reminded Sehwag (and the rest of the world) that they were the reigning World Champions.February 11, 2019
However, we underestimated them and faced the harsh consequences. This led to another Sehwag promo in which he literally begged to presumably Virat Kohli's men to make a comeback during the five-match ODI series.
Thankfully, the Indian cricket team as a whole found their form and have won both the ODIs (although not too comfortably) thanks to the heroic 141-run partnership shared between MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav in the first and Virat Kohli's 116-runs innings in the second.
As expected, Sehwag is back at it, talking about the brilliance of the Indian batting order during the last two games in a new promo.
“He's asking me how to dismiss the Indian batsmen,” a visibly happy Sehwag says while holding a baby Aussie. “Oye! Why should I tell you?”
The thing is, a pattern has occurred between these promos (that are hilarious, by the way) and the winning and losing of Team India. Every time Viru has called out the Aussies, they have replied with a great performance and Kohli's guys have lost.
We just hope that Sehwag has not jinxed the winning streak and that the pattern breaks this time as Team India (leading 2-0) will be playing to win the ODI series, during the third match in Ranchi.