Twitterati troll Faf du Plessis for his involvement in two run outs
South African innings folded up for 191 in 44.3 overs.
by Ankit Editor
Published - Jun 11, 2017 6:30 pm | Updated - Jun 11, 2017 6:50 pm
South Africa are playing defending champions India in a virtual knockout game the word virtual is important here since it is just a league game with the status that will take one team through to the semi-finals and one bag packing. Virat Kohli won the toss and asked the Proteas to bat first. Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock were slow to start with but very cautious to not lose a wicket.
After 10 overs they had 40 runs on the board for no loss another 5 overs and their innings started to gain momentum, it looked like the pair of Amal and de Kock who have always loved to bat against the subcontinent bowlers would relish this chance and belt them big given the wicket was good to bat on. But the 18th over of the inning from Ravichandran Ashwin changed the course of the game.
After Amla edged it to Dhoni, QDK got to his half century his 6th fifty plus score against India. Ravindra Jadeja was brought into the attack and he bowled de Kock. Amla scored 35 while the wicketkeeper-batsman returned with 53 runs to his name. Thereafter it was chaos in the middle. South African batsmen walked in one after the other and there were as many as three run outs in the innings.
The first one to get out in that fashion was AB de Villiers as Faf du Plessis decided to take on the arm of Indian allrounder Hardik Pandya who coupled with MS Dhoni’s brilliant glove work caught the Superman who was running at the danger end short of his ground. This was a huge wicket for India and came as a gift rather. He was out for 16 from 12 balls.
Ashwin was the bowler again as Faf was involved in his second run out and once again it was at the cost of his partner. David Miller and du Plessis ended up at the same end while the latter had to put in a dive to save himself and that ended Miller’s 3-ball stay in the middle. South Africa were 4 down for 142.
There was another run out in the inning – the last dismissal as the Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni pair proved too good for Imran Tahir who runs faster in his celebration than between the wickets. The South African innings was folded up for 191 and the Indian team is on the top at the half way stage.
Here are some of the most hilarious takes on Faf du Plessis’ involvement in two run outs
— Sameer Allana (@HitmanCricket) June 11, 2017
— Nikhil ? (@CricCrazyNIKS) June 11, 2017
— Shehryar Khan (@Pathan_007_) June 11, 2017
— Soniyoo (@SoniaJiyani) June 11, 2017
Du Plessis is now eligible for an Indian passport. #IndvSA
— Faking News (@fakingnews) June 11, 2017
India is fielding like the South Africa of 90s
South Africa is batting like the India of 90s#INDvSA
— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) June 11, 2017
Faf Du Plessis is India's 5th bowler today ? #INDvSA
— Rofl Gandhi Rioter (@RoflGandhi_) June 11, 2017
Last 6 overs from Jadeja cost only 17, plus the big wicket of De Kock,the one that shifted d momentum. Now,India need to finish well#INDvSA
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) June 11, 2017
— InGenious (@Bees_Kut) June 11, 2017
— Sand-d Singh (@Sand_In_Deed) June 11, 2017
— Punक (@punk_hardik) June 11, 2017
Then : Run out in 2015 WC
Now : Run out in CT 2017
— DHONIsm ♥ (@DHONIism) June 11, 2017
— SIR .. (@SirJohnRoe) June 11, 2017
— Gautam (@gautamverma23) June 11, 2017
— Genghis Khan (@Gengeeskhan) June 11, 2017
FAST FACT: AB de Villiers & Faf du Plessis have been involved in run outs at the 2011 WC 1/4 final, 2015 WC game against India & again now!
— Zaahier Adams (@ZaahierAdams) June 11, 2017
Never underestimate Virat Kohli's decisions. Brought in Pandya & Faf Du Plessis gone. ?
— Jaanvi ? (@ThatCricketGirl) June 11, 2017
Faf du Plessis should be sacked for that dismissal.
— Ahmed (@azkhawaja1) June 11, 2017
Gold star for Faf du Plessis for running out his captain. Could he be stupider?
— Karla (@DuckyMomo65) June 11, 2017
— Devaki Nandan (@DevakiDngingd) June 11, 2017
If India win today, Faf Du Plessis would be a men of the match. Made 36 runs and took 3 important wickets. #INDvSA
— Hitesh Mak (@IMHitesh23) June 11, 2017
Faf du Plessis:
— Najrul Islam (@najrulJNR) June 11, 2017
— D A V E (@BrianDaveZa) June 11, 2017
Faf du Plessis has done himself a favor for the upcoming IPL auction#INDvSA
— Covfefe Cricket (@Msayantan) June 11, 2017