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Not a cheat, but did rub ball 'to close' to zip, says Du Plessis

ANI  |  Johannesburg 

South African batsman Faf du Plessis has insisted that he is not a 'cheat', although he admitted that he did rub a cricket ball 'too close' to a zip on his trousers during the second Test against in

This action led Du Plessis being fined half of his match fees for ball tampering.

According to Sport24, Du Plessis denied he was trying to cheat and said that that is not the kind of person that he is, although he admitted that that he had rubbed the ball to close to his zip.

Although Du Plessis' punishment was criticised by officials as too lenient, the batsman however, defended himself, saying he thinks that his penalty was not as harsh as the ball was not affected by his action.

First Published: Tue, November 05 2013. 09:46 IST