CSA Congratulates Lungi Ngidi For IPL Win, Leaves Out Faf, Imran Tahir; Later Deletes Post After Being Criticised By Dale Steyn and Faf du Plessis
CSA Congratulates Lungi Ngidi For IPL Win, Leaves Out Faf, Imran Tahir; Later Deletes Post After Being Criticised By Dale Steyn and Faf du Plessis

Faf du Plessis helped the Chennai Super Kings to their fourth IPL title on Friday night in Dubai with a win over Kolkata Knight Riders. He scored 86 runs off 59 balls, batted through the innings and took CSK’s score to 192, which KKR fell 27 short.

However, later Faf du Plessis was not congratulated by his national cricket board, Cricket South Africa (CSA), and neither was Imran Tahir.

CSA was at the receiving end of some serious criticism for their social media post, which was termed ‘Disgusting’ by Dale Steyn, as they congratulated only pacer Lungi Ngidi with no mention of Faf du Plessis and Imran Tahir for their IPL title win with CSK.

Lungi Ngidi, CSA
CSA’s post which is now deleted.

There was a furore on social media about this act by the CSA. Not to forget, in spite of his dream form, Faf du Plessis hasn’t been selected in South Africa’s T20 World Cup squad. Both Faf du Plessis, the former captain, and Imran Tahir, a veteran leg-spinner, have been free agents for their national side in white-ball cricket but were ignored for the World Cup.

Faf du Plessis reacts on CSA’s post; Dale Steyn slammed CSA

Clearly, Faf du Plessis, who finished as the second-highest run-scorer in IPL 2021, was unhappy with this, and he promptly replied with “really???”

Dale Steyn was extremely annoyed by this treatment his former teammates were being given.

The fast bowler wrote: “Who’s running this account? Last I checked Faf isn’t even retired, Imran isn’t retired, both these guys have given years of service to CSA and they not worth a mention? Disgusting.”

Faf du Plessis reacts on CSA's post; Dale Steyn Slammed CSA
Faf du Plessis reacts on CSA’s post; Dale Steyn Slammed CSA

Steyn then took to Twitter to further slam the CSA about this post, which was soon taken down after the heavy flak it received.

“CSA opening a can of worms for themselves with their Twitter and Instagram. Whoever’s running those accounts needs a talking too,” he tweeted.

“CSA now blocked the comments section. Here’s some advice. Do the right thing. Delete the post and add all the men involved, save yourself the embarrassment and ridicule,” the former pacer added.

South Africa will start their T20 World Cup campaign on October 23 versus Australia in Abu Dhabi.

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