SA vs AUS 2018: Kagiso Rabada’s suspension is an eye opener for Lungi Ngidi

South Africa-Australia third Test starts from March 22 in Cape Town.

Lungi Ngidi | AFP

Young South African speedster –Lungi Ngidi, on Wednesday, admitted that Kagiso Rabada’s suspension by the ICC has opened his eyes to rethink while expressing himself on the field.

Rabada was suspended after match referee Jeff Crowe claimed that the young pacer made ‘inappropriate and deliberate’ contact with Australian skipper Steve Smith in Port Elizabeth Test.

Ngidi, who is also known for his aggressive celebration, has been "taken aback" by the two-match ban suspension to Rabada by the ICC, saying it forced him to rethink his actions.

According to a report in Cricbuzz, Ngidi said, “Their judgment is the final call. I've got no right to say they're wrong. We just take care of what we can on the field. 'KG', as a player he knows he might have crossed the line. Maybe not. Who are we to say where the line is? It's an interesting situation. I've never been part of it. Coming into international cricket and seeing something like this happen; it does take you aback and make you rethink your actions as a player.”

The pacer signed off by saying, “You can be aggressive with your actions, with what you say, or - in general, for me - the areas you bowl. Putting a batsman under pressure, having a presence, letting him know that you're there. Those are the things I lean towards as a cricketer. I don't really have to say much. I feel just a look may be good enough. Those are the kinds of things I say are aggression.”

South Africa managed to level the four-Test series 1-1 by winning the second Test by 6-wickets on Monday with the must-win third Test is scheduled to be held on 22 March in Cape Town.

 

 

 

 


By Rashmi Nanda - 14 Mar, 2018

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