File: Australia's batsman David Warner (L) leaves the ground after having been dismissed by South Africa bowler's Kagiso Rabada (C) during day three of the second Test cricket match between South Africa and Australia at St Georges Park.
Rabada So the match referee believes the touching of jersey sleves constitute inappropriate agression? @ICC must please respect us, we are not fools and we are aware of the power block of certain countries that they are trying to further entrench. @robertmarawa— Sizwe Majavu (@Czwe81) March 12, 2018
KG was found guilty of the offence of "inappropriate and deliberate physical contact with a player", according to a Level 2 ICC Code of Conduct.
The incident in question involved Australia captain Steve Smith after he was dismissed by Rabada during Australia’s first innings.
Rabada has been fined 50 percent of his match fee and receives three demerit points. He had denied the charge.
So— ????? ???? Rizwan (@rizwan_tahir_) March 12, 2018
1. Starc barking in the face of De Bruyn was in the spirit of the game. (1stTest)
2. Kohli screaming in the face of every dismissed SA batsman during the ODI series was acceptable.
Stop picking and choosing.
You have already lost a lot of credibility.Rabada SAvAUS@ICC
Kagiso Rabada feels he did nothing wrong to earn a two-match suspension from the International Cricket Council. He will now will miss the rest of the series for accumulating eight demerit points within 24 months. Rabada&39;s demerit history on @eNCAsport. Courtesy DStv403 pic.twitter.com/KaPIox1tWH— eNCASport (@eNCASport) March 13, 2018
The comparison between Kohli and Rabada is fair enough. Kohli gave send-offs too. Rabada is doing the same. Yes, Kohli has gotten away, but Rabada is facing charges. It is a little unfair!SAvAUS Rabada— Sahil D Jain (@sahildj96) March 12, 2018
I have seen countless bowlers have more hostile contact with the opposition than @KagisoRabada25 , and not even face an on-screen replay let alone a suspension. This decision is an absolute disgrace for the sport and says more about the @ICC than it does Rabada. AUSvsSA— Rohit Agni ---- (@agnirohit) March 12, 2018
Smithy after the shirt sleeve bashing. pic.twitter.com/go7e15Sgt0— Smiffy (@iborgward) March 13, 2018
As much as I admire KG he did push it too far! However that being said the Aussies are past masters at this and there does not seem to be consistency But if you are on a warning like KG was then it’s pretty mindless to continue down that path Huge blow for us— trevor smith (@bearman8882) March 13, 2018
You can&39;t break the rule of the game and come back cry foul later, as good as KG is he needs control his temper sometimes eish, rules are rules period.— Alpheusseboane (@alpheusseboane) March 13, 2018