South African spearhead, Kagiso Rabada’s two-match ban imposed by ICC Match Referee Jeff Crowe, has been lifted by Chris Broad.

Crowe slapped a two-match ban on the speedster and also handed four demerit points due to a couple of sendoffs from Rabada to Steve Smith and David Warner.

Rabada decided to protest against the decision and after a long discussion, Chris Broad uplifted the ban on the speedster. Further, Rabada accumulates only one demerit point with only 25% fine.

This decision came as music to the years for the Proteans as he is now available for the Cape Town and Jo’Burg Test matches. Rabada wrecked havoc within the Australian dressing room with his devastating spells during the PE and Durban test.

Many believe that common sense finally prevailed with the governing body while others reckon the decision might have been an aftereffect of unravelled in Sri Lanka earlier.

Nurul Hasan, Shakib al Hasan and other Bangladeshis were let-off with minimal punishments due to their misconduct on and off the field. The dressing room of Premadasa Stadium, Colombo was at the receiving end of ruckus created by the Tigers who apparently shattered the glass doors.

Bangladesh’s Nurul Hasan (L) exchanges words with Sri Lanka’s skipper Thisara Perera (R). (Photo credit should read ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

Due to the lack of evidence, the players were let-off with no further probe. Nurul Hasan and Shakib al Hasan accumulated one demerit each. They were also fined 25% of the match fee.

This caused a massive outrage within the worldwide cricketing community regarding the disparity of strictness within the two exclusive cases in South Africa and Sri Lanka.

Also, this caused massive unrest within the cricketing community in South Africa as they supported the bowler for displaying his emotions. The likes of James Anderson and Brett Lee also poured in their sympathies, claiming the judgement on Kagiso Rabada as harsh.

Twitter also mocked the Australian team for finally taking a sigh of relief in the absence of KG. Their relief remained short-lived with the return of Rabada in the Cape Town Test match, with the series levelled 1-1.

Let us look at some of the reaction on Twitter

https://twitter.com/imsharmarahul/status/976013827627274240

https://twitter.com/DennisCricket_/status/976018224138498048

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