Watch: ‘He smells very nice’, Tim Paine finds unique way to sledge Mohammad Rizwan

Tim Paine tried unsettling Mohammad Rizwan with few comments from behind the stumps (Source: Twitter)

Australian skipper Tim Paine found a way to compliment and sledge Pakistan's wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan at the same time. During the first Test of the two-Test series at the Gabba on Thursday, Paine said "He smells very nice" while trying to unsettle Rizwan and provoke an erratic shot out of him off Nathan Lyon's bowling in the 46th over of first innings.

Before the compliment, Paine also asked Rizwan to hit Lyon for a boundary with a sweep shot.

The 27-year-old came to bat after Pakistan suffered a batting collapse. Iftikhar Ahmed had got out to off-spinner Lyon in the same over.

After losing half the side for 94, the wicketkeeper-batsman shared a crucial 49-run partnership with Asad Shafiq for the sixth wicket.

Rizwan scored 37 runs from 34 balls including seven boundaries. He got out just when he was looking dangerous on the crease. His dismissal was controversial as Pat Cummins did not have anything behind the line.

Rizwan was not asked to return to the field despite the replays showing that Cummins had overstepped.

This is not the first time Paine has made headlines for his comments behind the wicket. In 2018, he sledged Rishabh Pant as well asking him to babysit his kids.

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