Fast, young and naturally athletic, Cricket South Africa’s latest sensation Kagiso Rabada is one of the most gifted young bowlers in world cricket and his star is only going to continue to rise.
FIVE things you didn’t know about Kagiso Rabada
- Kagiso Rabada hails from Johannesburg and attended school at St. Stithians College. Other notable sports stars that attended St. Stithians include tennis player Kevin Anderson, rugby player Brent Russell and New Zealand cricketer, Grant Elliott.
2. Rabada recorded the best-ever figures by any bowler on his ODI debut. He shares the record with Fidel Edwards, the only two bowlers in the world to have taken a six-wicket haul in their first ODI.
3. After giving the Indian Premier League a skip in 2016, Rabada fetched an incredible R9.8-million at the IPL auction block and was snapped up by the Delhi Daredevils for the 2017 season.
4. Rabada is a right-handed fast bowler and a left-handed batsman.
5 .He comes from a loving and supportive family, which includes his father, Mpho Rabada (doctor), his mother, Florence (lawyer) and younger brother, Atlegang.
Read more about this legend in our latest Top Performing publication.