SA vs AUS 2018: Steve Smith speaks on Kagiso Rabada's aggressive send-off

Kagiso Rabada rubbed Steve Smith's shoulder after dismissing him in the second Test.

Rabada dismissed Smith and gave him an indifferent send off. (Getty)

The ongoing four-match Test series saw another controversy during the second Test when young South African speed gun – Kagiso Rabada brushed Australian skipper Steve Smith's shoulder during a send-off when he dismissed him on Friday in Port Elizabeth.

Following his aggressive send-off of Smith, Rabada was hit with Level two offence and could miss the entire home series against the Kangaroos. Rabada went down the pitch in Smith's direction after the LBW dismissal, shouting at his face while making physical contact.

The pacer already has five demerit points on his disciplinary record, and if he will receive three more points – he will be automatic receive two-Test suspension by ICC.

With his latest ugly move –Rabada will carry three demerit points with Smith being questioned on whether Rabada will be reprimanded or not for his aggressive send-off of him.

As per Sport Star Live, Smith said, “We've seen so many different things of late. Some guys get banned for one thing, other guys getting away with it. You really just never know. It's a difficult one to call.”

Currently, Australians are leading in the series 1-0 with the Proteas are 1-39 at stumps Australia was all out for 243 in the first innings of the Port Elizabeth Test.


By Rashmi Nanda - 10 Mar, 2018

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