Outgoing Australia’s Test skipper Tim Paine was born on 8th December 1984. Hailing from Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, the wicketkeeper batter made his debut for the country in the ODI in 2009 and then a year later represented the nation in Tests as well. Though Tim Paine may not be known for his heroics with bat, his contribution to Australian cricket is immense. He took over the Australian Test captaincy after the ball-tampering scandal-hit Australian cricket. Things didn’t go his way initially but he regrouped the team together and pushed them to play fearless cricket and under him, Australia retained the Ashes 2019 in England, which marked the first instance when they didn’t lose the series in England for the first time since 2001.
About Tim Paine
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Tim Paine earns his bread from playing cricket. Apart from earning money by playing for Australia, he also gets salary by his domestic team Tasmania Tigers and BBL team Hobart Hurricanes. His net worth is estimated to be 6 million USD, which is INR 44 Crores.
The outgoing Australian Test skipper Tim Paine is married to Bonnie Maggs, the got hitched in 2016 and have three children together named, Milla, Charlie and Wilson.
Tim Pain made his debut for Australia in 2009 and currently plays the Test format. Apart from playing for the country, the right-handed batter plays for the Tasmania Tigers in domestic circuit. He made his domestic debut in 2005. In Australian Big-Bash League, he plays for the Hobart Hurricanes.
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Tim Paine also has played in Indian Premier League (IPL). The wicket-keeper batter represented Pune Warriors India in 2011 and played two matches for the franchise.
Tim Paine was first made Australian captain in ODIs in 2018. He lost his first series as a skipper 5-0 to England and was removed as a captain from ODIs. However, he was then made as a skipper in Tests. Though he didn’t had great start to his Test captaincy as he lost series against India at home soil but he helped Australian Cricket to reach heights. In 2019 he became the first Australian skipper to win to retain the Ashes in a series in England since 2001.
In a drastic change of events, Tim Pain stepped down as an Australian Test skipper following an scandal in which he was found sending explicit messages to a female colleague. His scandal came into limelight after reports emerged and he himself accepted that he was involved in a text exchange with a then-colleague four years ago.
“Nearly four years ago, I was involved in a text exchange with a then-colleague,” Tim Paine said.
According to reports, the female employee was offended after Tim Paine sent unsolicited photos of his genitals in addition to sexual explicit.
“Mr Paine’s sexually explicit, unwelcome and unsolicited photograph of his genitals in addition to the graphic sexual comments,” Reports suggested.
Reports also revealed some of the explicit messages and said that a was also sent, which is described in the texts as a “d*ck pic”.
“Will you want to taste my *** ?? F*** me, I’m seriously hard,” Tim Paine wrote in 2017