What’s the best reason you could come up with for missing a game? Let Faf Du Plessis be your guide on this one because this guy will answer like there is no tomorrow. Recently at a toss before a match between Paarl Rocks and Nelson Mandela Bay Giants in the Mzansi Super League (MSL) 2019 at the Boland Park, Faf du Plessis gave an astonishing reply to his teammate, Hardus Viljoen’s absence from the playing XI.
The South African captain stunned the match presenter with an honest answer when he informed him that Viljoen will not be playing today because he’s lying in bed with his sister, as they got married a day before.
Everyone, from the spectators to the cameramen were taken aback and couldn’t control their laughter. No one expected it at the moment, but the fans rejoiced at the prospect of witnessing a different side to Faf who usually is very stern on the field.
Faf du Plessis “Hardus Viljoen is not playing today cos he is lying in bed with my sister. They got married yesterday.” This is hilarious 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/vEeuCASEUG— SAQIB Birthday Boy🎂🎊 👨⚖️ (@Apna_time_ayga) December 8, 2019
It would be just as nice if Faf Du Plessis talks that openly about the South Africa team performances. 😀 https://t.co/uvxHC5N8QS— #PantFC (@LifeIsAnElation) December 8, 2019
Faf’s following has only grown since his comment and Viljoen will now surely be remembered without a shred of doubt. The South African fast bowler, Viljoen has been a part of team Punjab in the Indian T20 League and has played his part in the T20 leagues across the world.
Scenes if Faf du Plessis was Captain of CSK and he says the same before an IPL game 😂😂 #MSLT20— Vishal (@Vishal_14_) December 8, 2019
However, it was not the first time that Paarl Rocks got the limelight during South Africa’s domestic T20 league. A few days ago, South African spinner Tabraiz Shamsi garnered all the attention after his unique celebration.
A touch of magic seemed to be Shamsi’s go-to celebration as he picked out a piece of cloth, waved it in the air and turned into what almost resembled a magic wand. The South Africans surely seem to be improving their on-field theatrics with style.
Feature image courtesy: AFP / Lindsey Parnaby