Proteas

Chappell under fire for Rabada 'village' comment

2016-11-07 14:33
Ian Chappell (File)

Cape Town - Former Australian Test captain Ian Chappell has copped some abuse on social media after comments he made about South African fast bowler Kagiso Rabada on Monday. 

Rabada was in the process of taking five wickets to help his side win the opening Test of the series while Chappell was in the Channel 9 commentary box with former Australia wicket-keeper Ian Healy. 

According to Australian website news.com.au, Healy asked Chappell to comment on how Rabada would have have developed such pace in his bowling. 

Chappell's response has not gone down well. 

"You'd have to ask all the batsman in his village," the 75-Test veteran offered. 

The response immediately drew anger from social media. 

Rabada is from Johannesburg and attended one of the country's top sporting schools, St. Stithians Boys College.  

His father, the website adds, is a neurosurgeon.

This is the 'village' in SA that KG comes from #IanChappell shove your racist comment where you think the sun shines #SAvsAUS pic.twitter.com/s1KYgHWCgM

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