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Faf du Plessis is rested from the T20I series. AFP

With the Test series set to get underway from October 2, Faf du Plessis has left for India and will join the South African squad for the longest format. But sadly, he is set to miss the connecting flight to India from Dubai due to a delay from British Airways.


Taking to Twitter, du Plessis broke the news and wrote: “Finally on a plane to Dubai after a 4 hour delay . Now I’m gonna miss my flight to India, next flight is only 10 hours later.”

Faf’s frustration didn’t end there, his kit bag too didn’t arrive. “When life gives you lemons , make lemonade .My cricket bag hasn’t arrived !!!!!!!!!! Actually can just smile about it but, wow @British_Airways today was one of my worst flying experiences where everything went wrong. Now just hoping I’ll have my bats back eventually,” he wrote in another tweet.

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Meanwhile, after winning the second Twenty20 International in Mohali, the Indian team arrived in Bengaluru on Thursday. Some of the players hit the ground to fine-tune their skills under head coach Ravi Shastri.

With the first game in Dharamshala washed out, the Indians came out all guns blazing in the second game with captain Virat Kohli leading from the front as the hosts thrashed the Proteas by 7 wickets.

“When you play like that and win a game for your team, it is always a good feeling. The pitch was very good and an outstanding effort from the bowlers to pull things back. As long as they (youngsters) show character in difficult situations, they are going to present a strong case for themselves in the future,” Kohli had said after the match.

His 22nd international T20I fifty also saw Kohli surpass Rohit Sharma as the highest run-getter in T20 internationals. He remained unbeaten on 72 to guide the team home.