Faf du Plessis has a special message for the World No. 1 Test bowler Kagiso Rabada
In recent past, Rabada has been the go-to man for his captain.
Published - Jan 11, 2018 5:09 pm | Updated - Jan 11, 2018 5:09 pm
In one of the team’s most recent wins over the world’s No.1 ranked Test side, the South African captain FaF du Plessis is elated on starting the home season on a positive note with a win against India at Newlands in Capetown in a match that was a topsy-turvy ride as the result could have gone in anybody’s favor.
After pulling a victory in the first match of the series, the SA captain heaped praise for the bowlers for putting up a great show by restricting the visitors 72 runs short of the target. Faf seemed confident with the team going ahead in the series and expects a bounce back from the opposition in the matches to follow.
Captain’s message for the youngster
The win over the visitors benefited many SA players as they reaped rewards for their outstanding performance with Kagiso Rabada being the prime beneficiary as he edged past James Anderson to attain No. 1 spot in Test rankings for the bowlers. The paceman had a decent performance as he managed five scalps with 3/34 and 2/41 in the respective innings of the test match that enabled him to sneak past the English swing bowler to be acclaimed as the No.1 Test bowler.
He was later congratulated by his captain via an Instagram post, expressing his joy over the youngster’s achievement. Faf wrote, “This is what you get when you become the nr 1 fast bowler in the world ,a massive ?. Well done @rabada_25 .You deserve it champion.”
Rabada has been the key
In recent past, Rabada has been the go-to man for his captain ever since Dale Steyn has been out due to injury. The youngster even emerged as the highest wicket-taker for his side in the past year claiming over 50 wickets at a decent average in overseas tours that don’t have much to offer for the pace bowlers especially in sub-continent. The 22-year old has always impressed one and all ever since his inception into the international arena via the U19 World Cup. He has done his every bit to make it to the top of the rankings.