Paine will play for Tasmania in the Sheffield Shield against Queensland in Brisbane this week.
A Cricket Tasmania spokesperson informed that Paine was not offered the contract as he is still on mental health leave.
"I was getting irritated because of that so I thought I'm gonna give him back," said Rishabh Pant.
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His accusation against India went viral on internet and fans started taking a jibe at the Aussie captain. Some even urged Paine to "stop making excuse."
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