Rabada keeps quiet after dis­miss­ing Stokes

Kuwait Times - - SPORTS -

This time, Kag­iso Rabada was keep­ing quiet. There were no wild cel­e­bra­tions from the South Africa fast bowler after he trapped Ben Stokes lbw on Day 4 of the first test against Eng­land yes­ter­day. In­stead, Rabada put a fin­ger to his lips and watched Stokes walk past him on his way back to the pavil­ion at Lord’s. Rabada’s re­ac­tion came after he was banned for the sec­ond test be­tween the coun­tries, at Trent Bridge start­ing Fri­day, for swear­ing at Stokes after dis­miss­ing the all­rounder on Thurs­day in the first in­nings. The ver­bal abuse was picked up over the stump mi­cro­phones. Rabada was handed a one-match ban be­cause of an ac­cu­mu­la­tion of de­merit points within a two-year pe­riod, hav­ing al­ready been on three points fol­low­ing a clash with Sri Lanka opener Niroshan Dick­wella dur­ing an ODI in Fe­bru­ary. Proteas bats­man Temba Bavuma said Satur­day that the 22-year-old Rabada, one of the most ex­cit­ing young bowlers in the sport, was “heart­bro­ken” at let­ting his team­mates down. South Africa’s play­ers have sup­ported Rabada, and mobbed him after dis­miss­ing Stokes yes­ter­day. Wick­et­keeper Quin­ton de Kock even put his hand over Rabada’s mouth.—

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