Ian Chappell labelled an 'idiot' for village comment

By Tyson Otto

South Africa's captain Faf du Plessis, right, kisses Kagiso Rabada on the top of the head after he took the wicket of Australia's Mitchell Starc. Photo / AP
South Africa's captain Faf du Plessis, right, kisses Kagiso Rabada on the top of the head after he took the wicket of Australia's Mitchell Starc. Photo / AP

Former Australian Test captain Ian Chappell has come under fire for a comment that has offended South African viewers watching the first Test at the WACA.

Chappell was commenting on play for Channel 9 when South African rising star Kagiso Rabada skittled the Australian middle order and snared a five-wicket haul.

Chappell was full of praise for the talented 21-year-old and joined fellow commentator Ian Healy in labelling the quick a future superstar of the game.

He said he was stunned by Rabada's raw talent and pace at such a young age.

Unfortunately, Chappell didn't leave it at that.

When Healy asked him how Rabada could have developed such speed in his bowling, Chappell replied: "You'd have to ask all the batsmen in his village".

Rabada grew up in Johannesburg where he attended the prestigious St Stithians Boys College. His father is a neurosurgeon.

The comment did not go unnoticed on social media.








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