IPL 2019: South Africa speedster Kagiso Rabada arrives to play for Delhi Capitals
Rabada missed out on playing the last season due to an injury.
Updated - Mar 22, 2019 7:58 pm
Talented South African pacer Kagiso Rabada, the 23-year-old fast bowler has taken rapid strides in international career, especially in Test cricket, and is now looking forward to his second stint in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The pacer made his debut in the T20 tournament in 2017 but missed last year because of a lower back injury. Rabada is now all set to produce magic for his team Delhi Capitals (DC) which is looking to make its first final of the tournament yet.
Rabada took six wickets in six games for the Delhi team in 2017 (Daredevils then) and will certainly make it a more meaty affair this time. DC will be playing former champions Mumbai Indians in their first game at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday and the Proteas cricketer is excited to play in India, a place where he loves serving cricket.
Rabada is now geared up for the forthcoming IPL 2019 edition and has joined the revamped Delhi Capitals’ (DC) camp ahead of the season opener on March 23. Flying back to India for the cash-rich league, Rabada sounded excited about the new edition and shared his experience of playing in India.
‘Playing in India is exhilarating’
The young pacer, who last played in a T20I against Sri Lanka at home, said while speaking to an interviewer in a moving car: “Last year, I missed it. It was disappointing but I enjoyed the break. Now I am back here. Playing for the same team which is Delhi. Now called the Delhi Capitals (DC). Feels good to be back in India. I love to play here. It is very exhilarating. I will be doing my best for the team, and hopefully, we will lift the trophy in the end.”
The Capitals shared the video of Rabada’s interview on Twitter: “ Good to have you back, @KagisoRabada25! Dilliwalon, excited to see KG back with the Capitals?”
Here is Delhi Capitals’ video
Good to have you back, @KagisoRabada25! 🙌
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) March 22, 2019
The Capitals will be banking heavily on Rabada who had a fabulous run in international cricket in 2018 although, in the T20I format, he hasn’t played too many games. Overall, Rabada has played 57 T20s, taking 69 wickets at an average of 22.11.