Twitter reacts to Abbott, Rossouw's Kolpak signings

2017-01-05 19:15
Kyle Abbott (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Proteas fast bowler Kyle Abbott and batsman Rilee Rossouw will both leave South Africa to take Kolpak deals with English county side Hampshire.

This was announced after the Proteas comprehensive 282-run victory over Sri Lanka in the second Test in Cape Town.

Rossouw's deal with Hampshire is set for three years, while Abbott confirmed his will be at the county for four years.

Abbott, 29, has played 10 Tests for South Africa taking 39 wickets and has appeared in 28 ODIs and 21 T20Is.

Rossouw, 27, has made 1239 runs in his 36 ODIs and has played 15 T20Is for South Africa.

Their decision to leave the Proteas set-up left social media users with mixed emotions. Several fans were outraged by their shock decision, while others were more supportive of the duo.

This is how Twitter reacted:

Abbott and Rossouw's Hampshire team-mates welcomed the South Africans with open arms on Twitter:

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