Fans question Faf du Plessis' mentality after his comments on Team India

India Today

India Today

Author 2019-10-27 14:28:00

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South Africa suffered their first 3-0 whitewash against India under Faf du Plessis' captaincy. (AP Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cricket fans across Twitter were quick to pounce on Faf du Plessis for his comment on Indian team batting first
  • South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis suggested doing away with the toss in Test cricket
  • Fans even went on to claim that the South Africa skipper couldn't do anything except making lame excuses

South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis suggested doing away with the toss in Test cricket as it would help teams compete better when they travel away from home. Faf du Plessis was speaking after his team suffered a 3-0 loss to India where the second and third Test matches followed almost an exact blueprint for the home side India.

"Every Test match, they bat first, they score 500, they declare when it's dark, they get three wickets when it's dark and when day three starts, you're under pressure," du Plessis was quoted as saying by ESPNCricinfo.

"It was like copy and paste in every Test match." In the recently-concluded three-match Test series, the Proteas lost all the three tosses and a hapless du Plessis even sent "proxy captain" Temba Bavuma for the toss in the third rubber.

Although the move did not work, it showed his desperation to call right after losing their 10th successive toss in Asia.

South Africa did start the series on a promising note when centuries from Dean Elgar and Quinton de Kock helped them score 431 in the first innings of the Vizag Test but lost all the three games by big margins. Doing away with the toss was one of the topics raised during an ICC conclave attended by domestic captains and coaches earlier this year.

Cricket fans across Twitter were quick to pounce on Faf du Plessis for his comment on Indian team batting first, and some fans even went on to claim that the South Africa skipper couldn't do anything except making lame excuses after the drubbing at the hands of Team India.

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