Dubai: Kagiso Rabada, at 25 years, is easily one of the most complete fast bowlers in the world but wears the status very lightly on his shoulders. A disarming smile is what he usually offers at the compliments showered on him at post-match presentations, while his philosophy about his craft is simple – the execution is ultimately more important than all the research and planning.
If Delhi Capitals has been making a strong title-push this season, Rabada – or ‘KG’ as he is nicknamed – has been a key figure behind it. While the South African is up there at the top in the race for Purple Cap for the highest wicket-taker in IPL 2020 with 23 wickets, he and his compatriot Anrich Nortje have stamped their place as the most feared new ball operators with their mix of scorching pace, yorkers and slower ones.
Ever since he broke into the international arena following a sensational performance in the Under-19 World Cup in 2014, there has been no stopping him as he is already an owner of 197 Test wickets (with four 10-wicket hauls already) and 117 ODI wickets – not to speak of being a much sought after name in the world of franchise cricket.