Faf du Plessis to miss flight to India: Here's why
21 Sep 2019
South African Test skipper Faf du Plessis is all set to miss his connecting flight to India ahead of the Test series after a delay by British Airways in Dubai.
While du Plessis is currently on his way to Dubai, his next connecting flight to India is after 10 hours, as he displayed his frustration on social media.
Here are the details.
Du Plessis vents his frustration on social media
Following the delays, Du Plessis took to social media, as he posted a tweet, venting out his frustration on British Airways.
"Finally on a plane to Dubai after a 4-hour delay. Now, I'm gonna miss my flight to India, next flight is only 10 hours later. @British_Airways," wrote du Plessis on Twitter.
Du Plessis describes worst flying experience with British Airways
Du Plessis again went on social media to say that following the flight delay, his kit bag was delayed as well, as he vented further frustration on British Airways, and described it as one of his worst flying experience.
"Wow, @British_Airways today was one of my worst flying experiences where everything went wrong. Now, just hoping I'll have my bats back eventually," he wrote.
British Airways tries to calm him down
Meanwhile, in response to du Plessis' frustration, British Airways tried to calm things down.
On his opening tweet, they replied by saying, "Hi, we're sorry to hear your flights been delayed. Are the flights all booked on the same ticket? Jools."
As for his second tweet, they replied by saying, "Feel free to DM us if you need a hand, Faf. Kimbers."
Proteas to get their ICC World Test Championship campaign underway
While South Africa are currently battling India in a three-match T20I series without du Plessis, the final T20I will be played on Sunday, with the visitors trailing 0-1.
Meanwhile, following the T20Is, both the teams would lock horn in a three-Test series from October 2 onwards.
The series would also mark the beginning of Proteas' ICC World Test Championship 2019-21 campaign.