- Proteas fast bowler Kagiso Rabada has been banned for the final test against England
- Rabada was found guilty by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for breaching their code of conduct
- The incident in question relates to Rabada's passionate celebration when he dismissed England batsman Joe Root
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South African fast bowler Kagiso Rabada has been banned by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and will miss the final test match against England at the Wanderers.
The ICC found Rabada guilty of contravening their code of conduct for his over-eager celebration when he dismissed England batsman Joe Root.
On a flat pitch, Rabada did exceptionally well to get the better of Root and bowl his stumps.
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Understandably, the young fast bowler was delighted and his excitement seemingly got the better of him.
Although there was no direct confrontation with Root, Briefly.co.za understands the ICC found fault that Rabada got into the batsman's personal space.
The decision to ban Rabada has had a polarising effect, with many supporting the fiery quick.
Former England fast bowler Darren Gough and batsman Michael Vaughan criticised the ICC for its stance.
Ironically, former Proteas fast bowler Shaun Pollock showed little sympathy and feels Rabada should have learnt his lesson.
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Paul (@zealandp) shared an interesting theory:
"Funny how there is always these issues when the game involves teams like England and Australia. But I guess that's what u get if the ICC mainly consists of British members."
Andre (@Andresw01) slated the ICC:
"That's just nonsense!?! A Demerit point for that!?!? Even worse, Buttler continuously directly cusses out Philander & gets the same sanction!?!? ICC are embarrassing."
Winifred (@Winifre83627733) questioned the rationale behind the decision:
"That's why there are very few people watching 5 day cricket. Instead of growing the game, they are discouraging fans and players alike."
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