Faf du Plessis looks with admiration towards Kagiso Rabada during the post-match press conference    Getty Images
Faf du Plessis looks with admiration towards Kagiso Rabada during the post-match press conference Getty Images

South Africa s stand-in captain Faf du Plessis will be a happy man especially after their third consecutive win against Australia by 177 runs at WACA Stadium in Perth. The skipper, however, has confessed his love outrightly for speedster Kagiso Rabada on Monday after the match and has expressed desire to sleep with Rabada. The 21-year-old, who played his eighth Test, ended up with superb figures of 7 for 170 in Proteas big win, prompting du Plessis open admiration. Rabada s second innings five-wicket haul helped Proteas towards their third straight win after their victory against Australia at Perth in 2008 and 2012 respectively. During the post-match conference, du Plessis was all out for Rabada and also revealed his intentions for tonight, being very precise. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Australia vs South Africa, 1st Test at Perth

Speaking to the media, du Plessis said, I m sleeping with him tonight. I m just incredibly proud of him. I have a lot of respect for anyone that really, really puts their hand up and does the hard yards and KG just wanted the ball. Every time I said to him KG are you tired, are you done? he was like no, you re not taking the ball out of my hands . That s the sign of a champion bowler for me. Just someone who wants to be in the fight the whole time. ALSO READ: AUS vs SA, 1st Test: Smith not happy with Australia’s batting fall down

The pacer, on the other hand, was content and gave modest answer to the love showered by skipper du Plessis, I ve got a responsibility to make sure I produce the goods for the country. You ve got a job to do and there s also passion and you do it for your teammates and people back home. Because no-one wants to lose right, so you have to try to do everything you can to win.

He also won the hearts of Australia further when he mentioned at the presentation ceremony saying if I a selected when talking about the second Test at Hobart. And looking at the way he ended the Test, his spot in the second Test is pretty much assured. Meanwhile, South Africa s opening batsman Hashim Amla, who is known to be the good guy in international circuit, was seen rather animated to appeal for the catch on Monday after Peter Nevill missed the ball. But it all ended well for South Africa at the end.