Well, Morne had his revenge, because the morning of Albie's flight from Jo'burg to Cape Town, a similar thing happened to Albie, only Morne went to greater lengths to do it.
On his blog, VB Chandrasekar spoke of the truth behind Albie sitting out:
Lost in transit, hey? Very disappointed and stressed?
A last minute change to the side was to prove costly for us as Albie landed here sans his gear as the airline had lost it in transit from Jo’burg where he had played the last ODI game against the touring Aussies.
Albie was very disappointed and stressed at the sad turn of events. We missed him for his all-round skills, although Thushara did bowl well in his opening spell.
I wonder if this was what Lalit Modi was so earnestly speaking to Albie about during that match.
At least Albie can take comfort in knowing the team would have desperately wanted him playing that day.
"Bet they would have wanted me doing THIS."