Rabada fined for disrespectful Indian send-off

South African pace bowler Kagiso Rabada has been fined over his demonstrative send-off of an Indian batsman in Tuesday's one-day international loss in Port Elizabeth.

Rabada fined for disrespectful Indian send-off

Rabada fined for disrespectful Indian send-off

The ICC on Wednesday fined Rabada 15 per cent of his match fee and imposed one demerit point for his behaviour, when he waved at departing batsman Shikhar Dhawan, pointing his way back to the change room and seeming to swear after the Indian opener was caught in the deep off his bowling.

He was charged by match officials for using language and gestures that could have provoked an aggressive reaction from the batsman.

Rabada has five demerit points on his disciplinary record. He was suspended last year when he reached four points and was barred from playing in the second Test in England.

Rabada has a chequered disciplinary record. Pic: Fox Sports

If he reaches the next threshold of eight points within the next two years, he will be suspended again but this time for two Tests, or one Test and two ODIs, or four ODIs and T20s, depending on which comes first.

The ICC said Rabada admitted the offence and accepted the sanction at the end of Tuesday's match, which India won by 73 runs at St George's Park.

India took an unassailable 4-1 lead in the six-match series.


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