Ex-Aussie captain un­der fire for Rabada ‘vil­lage’ com­ment

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CAPE TOWN — For­mer Aus­tralian Test captain Ian Chap­pell has copped some abuse on so­cial me­dia after com­ments he made about South African fast bowler Kag­iso Rabada yes­ter­day.

Rabada was in the process of tak­ing five wick­ets to help his side win the open­ing Test of the se­ries while Chap­pell was in the Chan­nel 9 com­men­tary box with for­mer Aus­tralia wicket-keeper Ian Healy.

Ac­cord­ing to Aus­tralian web­site news.com.au, Healy asked Chap­pell to com­ment on how Rabada would have have de­vel­oped such pace in his bowl­ing. Chap­pell’s re­sponse has not gone down well. “You’d have to ask all the bats­man in his vil­lage,” the 75-Test vet­eran of­fered.

The re­sponse im­me­di­ately drew anger from so­cial me­dia.

Rabada is from Jo­han­nes­burg and at­tended one of the coun­try’s top sport­ing schools, St. Stithi­ans Boys’ Col­lege. His fa­ther, the web­site adds, is a neu­ro­sur­geon. — Sport24

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