Kagiso Rabada has ended up being the heartbeat of the Delhi Capitals since the time he joined the team. His success with the ball in the ongoing tournament has been one of the significant reasons behind his side’s success in IPL 2020.
Rabada is giving a totally sensational performance in this IPL. Whatever is the situation, whether it’s bowling against two set batsmen in the middle-overs or bowling with the new ball or during the death over, each time Shreyas Iyer has depended on his fast bowler. And Rabada hasn’t disappointed his captain.
In 11 games played this season, Rabada has taken 23 wickets already at an average of 14.52. It is six more than the next best bowler of this IPL season. During this IPL 2020, the South African pacer became the fastest bowler to claim 50 IPL wickets. His immense success in bowling has mirrored the fortunes of Delhi Capitals.
However, a modest person that Kagiso Rabada is, he claims that various players of his team have ventured up in all the seven wins of Delhi Capitals. He stated that it has been a team performance for DC and not just a one-man show.
”It’s great to hear that, and I’m honoured, but there are several factors behind our team’s strong run and I am only one of them. We’ve had multiple Man of the Match award winners, so that should tell you that we have many performers in this team. And I am happy that I am one of them and my wickets have contributed to the team’s success,” Kagiso Rabada said in an exclusive interview with Gulf News.
Kagiso Rabada praised Anrich Nortje highly
Rabada also praised his fellow Delhi Capitals pacer, Anrich Nortje. Nortje had come in as a last-minute replacement for Chris Woakes in the team. He has turned up some genuine pace in the IPL tournament till now. His line and length have flattered his tearaway pace, making it truly hard for the batsmen to counter his bowling.
Kagiso Rabada has named Nortje as a ‘phenomenal’ bowler. He has further added that the pacer has a splendid future in front of him and that Rabada has loved to bowl with him and learned many things from Nortje. He added that he hopes that Nortje feels the same.
“Well, my assessment would be that he’s had quite a phenomenal tournament so far. He has a long road ahead and a very bright future. I’ve enjoyed bowling with him tremendously, and I hope the feeling is mutual! But on a serious note, I have enjoyed the fact that we have constantly tried to learn from each other. We’re talking about the art of fast bowling, finer aspects, technical stuff, and I enjoy these conversations with him,” he added.