Kagiso Rabada on Faf du Plessis's Test retirement: We'll miss his safe hands at slip

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What we heard: Proteas and Lions fast bowler Kagiso Rabada said the one thing he’ll miss the most in Faf du Plessis’s Test retirement are his safe hands at slip.

The context: Du Plessis announced his retirement from the red-ball format on Wednesday, drawing the curtain on a 69-match career that started in 2012.

A rolemodel: Rabada was still in high school at St Stithians in Randburg when Du Plessis defied everything Australia threw at him at the Adelaide Oval on his debut. With Du Plessis being a senior player and captain for the bulk of Rabada’s career, he spent a fair bit of time in the slip cordon where he didn't miss too many catches.

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