While Kagiso Rabada mostly plays with a smile on his face, he has made a habit of giving a send-off to the opposition players.
Last year in July, he was suspended for one Test after the ICC sanctioned him for giving Ben Stokes a send-off.
But as they say, old habits die hard, Rabada seems to have made a habit of giving an earful to the opposition players after dismissing them. In the second One-Day International against India, he had given Rohit Sharma a cheeky send off by clapping and pointing towards the dressing room. Well, the right-arm pacer did something similar in the ongoing third game too, but he was eventually left red-faced.
Rabada was seen saying something to India skipper Virat Kohli after the on-field umpire had adjudged the batsman LBW. And as soon as the umpire raised his finger, Kohli reviewed the decision. Rabada then walked towards Kohli and said something. The India batting star, who too is known for his aggressiveness, gave him a stare.
Kohli, however, had the last laugh in the incident. The on-field umpire had to overturn his decision, as the replays showed there was a huge inside edge. Rabada had bowled length delivery on middle and leg which Kohli tried to flick, but could not time it properly, and the ball after taking an inside hit him onto his pads.
Here is a snippet showing the incident:
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