Kagiso Rabada, Kiss, Cape Town, Faf du Plessis, South Africa Vs India 2018, Hardik Pandya
Faf du Plessis is in awe of Kagiso Rabada. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

At times the incidents from players have won hearts of spectators and similarly received the criticism in another way round, and South African skipper Faf du Plessis’ latest kiss on the forehead of pace-bowling sensation Kagiso Rabada and that has further thrown an open debate which includes latter’s girlfriend.

The incident took place when elated skipper took to the micro-blogging website Instagram to hail his bowler, Rabada, who has been at the forefront to deliver for his team.

“This is what you get when you become the nr 1 fast bowler in the world, a massive (kiss emoticon). Well done @rabada_25. You deserve it champion,” posted du Plessis on his official Instagram handle.

Cricket has witnessed a lot throughout the years with the emergence of technology it has thrown many surprises at the table, as the 22-year-old Rabada made a cheeky comment revealed on du Plessis’ congratulatory message.

However, in the recently released ICC’ rankings, Rabada become No. 1 Test bowler which further delighted his skipper du Plessis.

Interestingly, in response, Rabada said his girlfriend has been complaining, but it has not been cleared whether the latter was poking fun at his leader, or he was serious about the conversation, but the brief conversation has already set it for the followers.

“My girlfriend is complaining.” wrote on Rabada on the wall post.

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Faf du Plessis terms Kagiso Rabada ‘champion’. Photo Credit: AP.

Well, well it was not the first time, remember the Perth Test? Let’s make it clear in November 2016 where Rabada blew away Australia with the match figures of seven for 170 when du Plessis in all the admiration kissed the youngster for his brilliant bowling.

The post from du Plessis has already garnered 51,421 likes, as one of the Instagram users, who goes by name Kini Monei blast it off while terming both as her ‘ favorite couple’.

To very much of the utter surprise, the world cricket body’s official handle also tweeted the picture which shows du Plessis kissing Rabada.

Pertinently, the skipper was delighted when the 22-year-old right-arm pacer dismissed threatening all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who was the overall top-scorer of the first Test at Newlands which was eventually won by the Proteas by 72 runs during the final session of day four of the first Test.

Pandya, who counter-attacked on a surface which helped the bowlers, scored 95-ball 93 as his innings was comprised of 14 boundaries.

The kiss could be further justified when India was reeling at 92 for seven before Pandya knitted the partnership of 99 runs alongside Bhuvneshwar Kumar to frustrate the hosts.

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Moreover, India is trailing by 1-0 and the second Test of the three-match will be beginning on January 13 in Centurion.

Here’s what Faf du Plessis posted:

Someone is unhappy after Faf du Plessis gave Kagiso Rabada a forehead kiss in Cape Town Someone is unhappy after Faf du Plessis gave Kagiso Rabada a forehead kiss in Cape Town Someone is unhappy after Faf du Plessis gave Kagiso Rabada a forehead kiss in Cape Town Someone is unhappy after Faf du Plessis gave Kagiso Rabada a forehead kiss in Cape Town

Funny response from Kagiso Rabada:

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Kagiso Rabada responds funnily. Photo Credit: Screenshot/Faf du Plessis/Instagram

Tahir Ibn Manzoor

Tahir Ibn Manzoor is a staffer at Cricket Addictor, who follows cricket like food and he has a great affection for the long-form journalism. He Tweets @TahirIbnManzoor