On-field banter helps you remain positive during long hours: Pant
"That (banter) is also one of the methods to keep yourself positive and to keep yourself busy. When you are fielding for a long time, everyone's body does get tired but you need to find a way to keep yourself positive and stay concentrated. My method is this, and it works for me, and that's why I am doing it," Pant told the media on Friday.
"As a player, I don't think about any of these things (stump microphone being turned up). Whatever I feel like at that moment, I say it. That's the only way," he added.
It all started during the Melbourne Test when Pant was batting.
"Big MS (Dhoni) is back in the one-day squad too, we might get him (Pant) down to the (Hobart) Hurricanes we need a batter. Fancy that, Pantsy? Extend your little Aussie holiday. Beautiful town Hobart too, I'll get you a nice apartment on the waterfront. (I'll) have him over for dinner. Can you babysit? I'll take the wife to the movies one night and you'll look after the kids," Paine was heard saying on the stump mic.
On the very next day, Pant was heard speaking to Mayank Agarwal when Paine came to the crease.
"We got a special guest today. Have you ever heard of a temporary captain, ever, Mayank?" said Pant, referring to the absence of banned former skipper Steve Smith.