Dale Steyn shuts down Twitter troll over his Rabada like celebration claiming that the former South African bowler should have been banned for life.
South African pace bowler Kagiso Rabada was recently handed a one match ban for celebrating the dismissal of Joe Root. Rabada bowled Root out with a fast ball that stayed low while maintaining its line. Like most fast bowlers, Rabada ferociously celebrated the dismissal.
However, the ICC found him guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct for his exuberant manner of celebration and fined him 15% of his match fee. This was his 4th demerit point in a 24-month period, which triggered a one match ban for the pacer.
Following the decision from ICC, a twitter user shared a video of Dale Steyn celebrating the dismissal of Rohit Sharma and claimed that if he were the World governing body, he would have banned the former South African player for life.
Dale Steyn shuts down Twitter troll over his Rabada like celebration
Dale Steyn did not take kindly to the comment and proceeded to give it back to the troll. He replied:
“Nothing wrong here. Didn’t charge the batter, maintained my line, celebrated like a champion. Don’t ask for fast and nasty then keyboard abuse when the mongrel comes out.”
Nothing wrong here. Didn’t charge the batter, maintained my line, celebrated like a champion.
Don’t ask for fast and nasty then keyboard abuse when the mongrel comes out. ✌️
— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) January 22, 2020
South Africa are currently trailing the 4-Test match series 2-1 at home. With Rabada out of the game, the Proteas face an uphill task to level the series. The fast bowler has since express his surprise at the ban but has also admitted that he let his team down.
“It was something I didn’t expect,” Rabada said on Tuesday.
“Whether it was the right thing to ban me or the wrong thing, the reality is that I’m banned. It cannot keep happening because I’m letting the team down and I’m letting myself down. That’s why it hurts so much but it gives me a chance to work on my game and a chance to have a bit of a rest.”
While Rabada himself may have come to terms with the ban, there are many such as Nasser Hussain, Mike Atherton, and Michael Vaughan, who have lambasted the ICC for “overreacting”.
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