Kagiso Rabada delivered 8154 balls to reach 200 test wickets.© Twitter
South Africa’s pacesetter Kagiso Rabada feels hard work and spending time polishing his skills has helped him become Proteas’s third fastest bowler to reach 200 Test wickets. Rabada has become the eighth South African to scalpe 200 Test wickets and is also the fourth youngest bowler to ever reach the milestone in the game’s longest format. The South African bowler said he never thought of reaching such milestones when he started playing and admitted that the journey to 200 Test wickets was not an easy ride for him.
“Being on a list of such names is an enormous achievement. When you start playing, you never think that you will be on such a list and have such statistics,” ESPNcricinfo told Rabada.
“I don’t think there is a magical answer. It’s just hard work and time spent on your craft and see where you can improve and analyze it. It hasn’t all been easy,” he added.
Only former Pakistani pacemaker Waqar Younis (7725) and fellow countryman Dale Steyn (7848) have delivered fewer balls than Rabada (8154) to achieve the feat.
“You find yourself trying to perfect something that might seem so simple, but it’s constant repetition and hours and hours of work. It’s relentlessly doing that and trying to see how much better you can get and find ways. It’s hard and relentless. works, ”Rabada said.
Meanwhile, Hasan Ali Keshav Maharaj cleaned up with the first ball of the fourth day when South Africa lost half of their squad. Minutes later, Yasir Shah fired skipper Quinton de Kock to leave Proteas on 192/6. The visitors are in big trouble because they have lost six wickets and have a minimal lead.
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