Faf du Plessis Roasted On Twitter For “Ridiculous” Statement On Toss, India Thrashing

Before the Ranchi Test, Faf du Plessis had lost the toss six times straight and the use the of a proxy didn’t end the streak.

Speaking on the team’s return to South Africa from the trouncing in India, Du Plessis said losing the toss in all three Tests had made an already difficult task almost impossible.

He repeated his call for the toss to be done away with for Test matches.

“Every Test match they bat first, they score 500, they declare when it’s dark, they get three wickets when it’s dark and when day three starts you are under pressure. It was like copy and paste in every Test match,” said the South African skipper.

“(If the toss is removed) Then away teams will have a better chance. In South Africa I don’t mind that, we bat on green tops anyway.”

His comments didn’t go down well with some fans on Twitter.

Du Plessis said he was committed to continuing as captain despite going through what he described as “the toughest period in my cricket journey”.

But he said his own position and those of the other key posts “needs to be resolved as soon as possible”.

“The most important thing right now is clarity,” he said.

“Someone needs to make decisions, the director of cricket first and then filter down so everyone else can make decisions,” he added.

(With AFP inputs)

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