Kagiso Rabada is a South African cricket player. In November 2014, he debuted for South Africa in limited-overs cricket (ODIs), and in 2015, he made his Test debut. Rabada rose to prominence as one of the world’s best one-day international (ODI) and test bowlers by January 2018, having had a significant influence on international cricket. He became the youngest bowler to reach 150 wickets in a Test match when he was 23 years old. He was voted the world’s top young player by “Wisden” in August of 2018. At Cricket South Africa’s annual banquet, Kagiso Rabada has earned numerous honors, including “ODI Cricketer of the Year,” “Test Cricketer,” and “Cricketer of the Year.” In the prominent Twenty20 cricket league the ‘Indian Premier League’ (IPL), he has played for ‘Delhi Daredevils’ (now ‘Delhi Capitals’).
Early Life & Childhood
Mpho and Florence Rabada welcomed Kagiso Rabada into the world on May 25, 1995, in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. He attended “St. Stithians Boys College,” a Methodist parochial institution.
He was chosen to represent Gauteng in the “CSA Provincial One-Day Competition” against Border in first-class cricket in December 2013. Owing to his outstanding first-class exploits, he was chosen to participate in the 2014 “ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup.”
With 14 wickets taken by Rabada, South Africa emerged victorious in the 2014 “Under-19 Cricket World Cup.” His 3.10 average economy rate contributed to South Africa’s historic victory in the coveted competition. Because of his quickness and precision, he was dubbed “the fastest and most feared bowler” in the competition.
Following that, Rabada joined “The Highveld Lions,” a professional cricket team. Then, in a domestic first-class cricket league known as “The Sunfoil Series,” he participated for the “Lions” and claimed seven wickets in two games.
Career in India and the IPL
Following up his outstanding showing at the “Under-19 Cricket World Cup,” Kagiso Rabada took a record-tying 14 wickets for the “Lions” in a match against the “Hollywoodbets Dolphins” in February 2015. The English first-class county team “Kent County Cricket Club” signed him the next year. Rabada lost the chance to participate in the 2016 “Indian Premier League” season by joining the English team.
He participated in two “County Championships” and six Twenty20 (T20) matches for the Kent County Cricket Club while he was in England. Rabada was selected for INR 50 million by the Delhi Daredevils, an “IPL” side, in the February 2017 “IPL Player Auction.” In January 2018, the “Delhi Daredevils” purchased him once more. Nevertheless, an injury kept him out of the 2018 “IPL” season.
He signed on with the Jozi Stars, a South African franchise side, to participate in the first Mzansi Super League T20 cricket competition in October 2018. As an IPL player in 2019, he was a member of the Delhi Capitals.
Global Profession of Kagiso Rabada
On November 5, 2014, Kagiso Rabada played his first Twenty20 international match against Australia. He played his first one-day international match against Bangladesh on July 10, 2015. In his ODI debut, Rabada became just the second player to record a hat-trick or three wickets in a row.
He made his Test match debut against India on November 5, 2015. He was then chosen to participate in the 2015–16 tour against England. Rabada became the youngest bowler from South Africa to take ten wickets in a Test match when he took 13 wickets in the fourth test against England. In their own country, his squad defeated England because of his performance.
Rabada got into a fight with English player Ben Stokes during South Africa’s 2017 tour of England after the latter was dismissed on the opening day of the first Test match at “Lord’s Cricket Ground.” Rabada was subsequently barred from the second Test match when it was determined that he had used “inappropriate language” throughout the play.
During South Africa’s 2017 tour of England, Rabada grabbed four wickets in the third ODI match, becoming the top-ranked ODI bowler in the world. In 1998, he overtook Saqlain Mushtaq as the youngest player to be ranked #1 in the ‘ICC ODI bowling rankings.’ After taking five wickets in the opening Test match of the 2018 series against India, he rose to the top of the world rankings for Test bowlers.
In the second test match of 2018, he claimed 11 wickets in opposition to the visiting Australians. His performance helped him cross 900 points in ‘ICC Test bowler rankings,’ making him the fourth South African to achieve the milestone after Shaun Pollock, Vernon Philander, and Dale Steyn.
He made history as the youngest bowler to collect 150 wickets in a Test match in July of 2018. Also, he broke the record for the third-fastest bowler in South Africa to get 150 test wickets. He collected his 100th wicket in an ODI against Sri Lanka in March 2019. He was chosen to compete in the 2019 “Cricket World Cup” for South Africa’s national side in April 2019.
Rabada’s performances have earned him multiple “man of the match” and “man of the series” accolades. At the annual banquet of Cricket South Africa, he has also received numerous honors.
Personal & Family Life
Mpho Rabada is a physician and the father of Kagiso Rabada. Florence Rabada, his mother, is an attorney. Rabada’s relatives choose to keep a low profile. He doesn’t discuss his family members often because he respects their privacy.
Rabada uses social media sites like Twitter frequently. In 2018, he made a playful claim on social media that his girlfriend was not pleased with his colleague Faf du Plessis’s action of kissing him on the forehead after he dismissed Indian player Hardik Pandya during India’s visit to South Africa. This tweet went viral. His post was welcomed warmly by his fans and many praised his good sense of humor.
The net worth of Kagiso Rabada
The estimated net worth of Kagiso Rabada is about $1o million.