Kagiso Rabada Reveals The Traits Of Other Bowlers He Would Wish To Have

Kagiso Rabada Reveals The Traits Of Other Bowlers He Would Wish To Have

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Kagiso Rabada celebrates a wicket. Credits: Twitter

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South Africa’s fast bowler Kagiso Rabada is a complete package. Rabada has a smooth action, has the pace and the swing under his belt, which makes him one of the deadliest bowlers in the world. The gun pacer has all the arrows in his quiver and he knows how to best utilise them. Meanwhile, Rabada picked up four bowlers whose qualities he would like to have under his arsenal.

Rabada picked former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar’s pace, Australia’s legendary fast bowler Glenn McGrath’s accurate line and length, England’s veteran James Anderson’s swing and the aggression of his teammate Dale Steyn.

Kagiso Rabada
Kagiso Rabada. BCCI

Kagiso Rabada has been brilliant for South Africa

“If I had to become a bowler by combining the best of all fast bowlers of all time, I’d pick the pace of Shoaib Akhtar, the bounce, line and length of Glenn McGrath, the aggression of Dale Steyn, and the swing of Jimmy Anderson – that’s the bowler I would love to be!” the young paceman Rabada said.

Meanwhile, Kagiso Rabada has been South Africa’s pack leader in the recent past and he done a fine job for the Proteas in all the three forms of the game.

Kagiso Rabada
Kagiso Rabada. AP Photo

On the other hand, Rabada has often come under scrutiny for his conduct on the field. The fiery fast bowler has sometimes celebrated in the face of the opposition batsman and he has been reprimanded by ICC. Rabada plays with a lot of passion and he has founded himself in hot waters due to his aggression.

“A lot of people think I have a short temper. The thing is that sledging is a part of the game. No fast bowler is going to be nice to the batsman. But what we need to understand is that it’s never personal. After the game, you shake hands, respect each other’s crafts and move on,” he said.

Kagiso Rabada has ticked the right boxes in his career thus far. He had a disappointing World Cup for the Proteas as he could scalped only 11 wickets in the nine matches. However, he has been brilliant in the Test fold for the Rainbow nation.

The right-arm pacer has scalped 197 wickets in 43 Test matches at an impressive average of 22.95. Rabada has also snared 117 wickets in 75 ODI matches at an average of 27.34.

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