The 22-year-old, who took 11 wickets in the match, has appealed the decision. The tweet, which had a video clip of the incident attached, said Smith was equally guilty and had milked the incident. "Haven't really seen the footage of this incident but by the looks of this ... Steve Smith gave KG (Rabada) the shoulder," it said.
Good morning all my tweeps. Waking up this morning to alot of twitter craziness as my acc got hacked and someone posted a nice little article on my behalf. Sorry for all the drama or entertainment caused by the looks of it. Have a great day all.— Vernon Philander (@VDP_24) March 15, 2018
Rabada was handed three demerit points for the shoulder bump in Port Elizabeth, taking him to eight within a two-year period, which triggered an automatic two-match suspension. He was also given another demerit point for a send-off of Warner in the second innings. Australians Nathan Lyon and Mitchell Marsh are the other players to receive fines and demerit points in the series. The third match in the series, which is level at 1-1, starts in Cape Town on March 22.
It’s about time the ICC set up a social media cyber crimes unit for all these cricketers who get hacked.— Jarrod Kimber (@ajarrodkimber) March 15, 2018
For this hack on Philander, I suspect it was the Syrian Electronic Army, and not Anonymous. Anonymous have long been fans of Smith. https://t.co/sUOMIu0q3W
Vernon Philander says Steve Smith has to share the blame for the incident for which Kagiso Rabada was rubbed out https://t.co/RtF3LEirxF— The Age Sport (@theagesport) March 14, 2018