South Africa started their tour of Australia with a massive victory at WACA and they continued the same at Hobart as well.
But now, the Proteas team’s brilliant performance in Australia can be marred by a huge controversy as the media has come up with a sensational video which shows the skipper Faf du Plessis shining the ball with mint saliva during the second Test.
This all happened during the 54th over when Kagiso Rabada came out to bowl with Australia tottering at 150 for 5. The footage clearly shows du Plessis – with a round, white lolly on his tongue – licking his finger before rubbing the Kookaburra ball and repeating the act at least two more times.
The Australian wicketkeeper-batsman Peter Nevill was out the very next ball, fending off a short-pitched delivery to gully.
Joe Mennie was given out LBW to a low full toss that swung in towards leg stump in the same over.
Checkout the video of Faf du Plessis shining the ball with mint saliva: