The Indian team may have lost by 72 runs in the first Test match played at Cape Town in South Africa. But Team India's all-rounder, Hardik Pandya, once again proved that at the time of need, he can prove to be a sane man. In the first innings, when the Indian players were returning to the pavilion one by one, then on the other end Pandya (93) only stood in front of African bowlers. Pandya was steadily heading towards his second century in this match, but he was dismissed by African bowler Kaseega Rabada.
On his return to the pavilion, African team captain Faf du Plessis happily kissed the bowler's head. This photo in a short span of time went viral on social media, on which people gave fun reactions too.
When Hardik had completed his feat, then the entire team, including captain Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri, stood up and applauded him. Pandya had completed 50 runs in 46 balls and it seemed that he would complete his second Test century, but Pacer Kagiso Rabada sent him to the pavilion on the score of 93. This was a big wicket for South Africa and the captain of the host team was very happy.
On the dismissal of Pandya, South African captain Faf du Plessis happily kissed Rabada's forehead. When Rabada took the wicket of Hardik, du Plessis went to him and kissed the bowler's forehead. This photo is now getting viral on social media. Pandya was dismissed for 199 in the form of 9th wicket and the first inning of the Indian team got reduced to 209 runs.
Here are the reactions of people on the picture going viral on internet:
Big Mood: pic.twitter.com/24GBhLYu8K— Bhut' Khawenze Kaloku (@Sundiata_X) January 6, 2018
I hope I one day find someone who loves me the way Faf du Plessis loves Rabada.. #SAvIND— Bennet Dladla (@The__Fundraiser) January 6, 2018
All I want in life is for someone to hold and kiss me in the way Faf has just done with Rabada.— RhymesWithRuck (@jwcoetzee) January 6, 2018
That kiss by Faf to Rabada's forehead. That camaraderie is why one follows sport. Absolutely wonderful to watch. :-)— Abhishek Chopra (@El_Chopernos) January 6, 2018