Cricket South Africa (CSA) have expressed their regret related to their “unintentional” omission of former Proteas captain Faf du Plessis and Imran Tahir in a social media post on Saturday morning.
CSA posted a congratulatory message on Instagram to fast bowler Lungi Ngidi for being part of the Chennai Super Kings’ Indian Premier League winning team.
The irony of the post was that Ngidi did not play in the final against the Kolkata Knight Riders in Dubai on Friday evening, but Du Plessis had in fact won the Player of the Match award for his breathtaking 86 off just 59 balls to lead Chennai to their fourth IPL title. Tahir did not also not play in the final.
The post, which has since been deleted by Cricket SA, prompted a response from Du Plessis, who stated “Really....” before former Proteas fast bowler Dale Steyn climbed into the debate, posting that it was “disgusting” that Du Plessis and Tahir were omitted.
CSA then tweeted: “Congratulations to all the South Africans who competed in and claimed victory in the 2021 IPL Final with Chennai Super Kings. Notably Faf du Plessis who put in a Man of the match performance.”
Congratulations to all the South Africans who competed in and claimed victory in the 2021 IPL Final with Chennai Super Kings. Notably Faf du Plessis who put in a Man of the match performance pic.twitter.com/rC9QaIZ90r— Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) October 16, 2021
Independent Media understands that CSA have social media guidelines to highlight nationally contracted players in their posts.
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