South Africa show solidarity with captain Du Plessis

first_imgThe South African cricket team has rallied behind beleaguered captain Faf du Plessis on Friday as he faces allegations of ball tampering after the second Test against Australia.Du Plessis is accused of shining the ball while having a sweet in his mouth during the match at Hobart which South Africa won by an innings an 81 runs to clinch a 2-0 win in the three-Test series. (Faf du Plessis charged with ball tampering)Top-order batsman Hashim Amla was designated to speak to reporters today but the full South African squad attended the news conference, standing behind Amla to symbolize their solidarity with du Plessis.Amla called the allegation “ridiculous” and “the reason everyone is here is to stand together, really, and to show solidarity. We thought it was actually a joke.”last_img

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