South Africa captain Faf du Plessis, who is currently travelling to India via Dubai, had “one of his worst flying experiences” ahead of the Test series in India after his British Airways flight was delayed.

“Finally on a plane to Dubai after a 4 hour delay. Now I’m gonna miss my flight to India, next flight is only 10 hours later,” du Plessis tweeted on Friday.

However, experience of the 35-year-old became further bitter when he found out that his cricket bat had not arrived.

He tweeted: “When life gives you lemons , make lemonade .My cricket bag hasn’t arrived !!!!!!!!!!Actually can just smile about it but, wow @British_Airways today was one of my worst flying experiences where everything went wrong. Now just hoping I’ll have my bats back eventually.”

Meanwhile, the Indian team after winning the second T20I against South Africa in Mohali reached the Garden City on Thursday and some of the players hit the ground to fine-tune their skills under the watchful eyes of head coach Ravi Shastri.

With the first game in Dharamshala washed out, the Indians came out all guns blazing in the second game with skipper Virat Kohli leading from the front and thrashing the Proteas by 7 wickets.

Du Plessis skipped the ongoing T20 series in India with Quinton de Kock leading the side in his absence.

The three-Test series begins in Visakhapatnam from 2 October.