Twitter Slams Faf du Plessis After He Tries To Find Excuses After Heavy Loss To India
South Africa sustained a humiliating defeat against India going down 3-0 in the Test series. The Proteas skipper Faf du Plessis recently suggested doing away with toss in Test cricket as it would help teams compete better when they play overseas.
The second and third match of the series in Pune and Ranchi was an exact copy. India batted first to post 500+ totals on the scoreboard and then getting early wickets at the end of day two to put South Africa under pressure. It followed a follow-on as India walked away with the games by an innings and few runs.
Faf du Plessis, who lost all the tosses in the series said that it was the same story in all the matches of the series. Notably, South Africa did try sending a proxy captain alongside du Plessis in the third Test but it didn’t help their cause.Image Credit: BCCI Twitter
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“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 told ESPNCricinfo. “It was like copy and paste in every Test match,” he added.
Furthermore, Faf du Plessis also suggested scrapping the flipping of coin in Test cricket. Trying to justify his statement, the South Africa skipper said that it will help the away team compete better with the home side who already is aware of the wickets.
“If the toss is removed then away teams have a better chance. In South Africa, I don’t mind that. We bat on green tops anyway,’ said Du Plessis.Faf du Plessis. (Credits: Twitter)
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Cricket fans across Twitter came down hard on Faf du Plessis for his comment on Indian team batting first. Meanwhile, some fans even went on to claim that the South Africa skipper couldn’t do anything except making lame excuses after humiliating defeats against Team India.
And if you thought Faf du Plessis was done with giving horrible excuses, you're wrong. This guy won't stop. Lmao. Ridiculous #INDvSApic.twitter.com/e0qkKGJMGc
— Saurabh (@Boomrah_) October 26, 2019
Want to take a dig at Faf du Plessis but the CSK fan in me holding me back
— K Vijayendra (@k_vijayendra8) October 26, 2019
lmao, the cry baby's audacity. Copy and paste in every match – https://t.co/mYiqf9vmGA
— aditi (@KohliXCapSteve_) October 26, 2019
Look, if the captain of the side has this mentality, the team can never bounce back. NEVER.
You saw that in the World Cup. You saw the same in the Test series in India.
Faf needed to do what Kohli did to India in SA after 2 Tests, not what he did here. https://t.co/5XrCI8qqli
— TUSHAR 🇮🇳🏏 (@mainlycricket) October 26, 2019