Kagiso Rabada is turning out to be a very animated character on the field. Getting into trouble with the opposition players is becoming a habit for the youngster. Despite being charged in the first innings for a send-off top Steve Smith after dismissing him, Rabada couldn’t control his emotions even in the 2nd innings. After castling David Warner, yet again Rabada gave an animated send off to Warner and was charged with Level 1 offence.
It is not the first time that Rabada has been involved in altercations. He is set to miss the next two encounters which will be a big setback for the home team. The youngster has been a sensational performer for the Proteas. However, he needs to curb his emotions and start behaving maturely in the playing arena.
Rabada already received five demerit points against his name. Three among those 5 points happened last February when he made contact with Sri Lankan batsman Niroshan Dickwella as the ICC said it was an “avoidable contact”. He was further suspended for a solitary Test against England last year and also received a demerit point. He used foul language all through the match. It was the 1st Test in Lords when Rabada screamed “F**k off after dismissing Ben Stokes.
Rabada picked up five demerit points last month. In 2016 he was again cited for foul language. Shikhar Dhawan was the batsman.
Meanwhile, the news of Rabada’s offence was given by the official twitter handle of ICC. It wrote:
“Kagiso Rabada has been reported for a level 1 offence for the send-off given to David Warner during the third day of the Port Elizabeth Test. He has yet to respond to the charges. Details to follow in due course via the usual channels.”
Here’s the Newsfeed: