Former South African fast bowler Allan Donald recited ballads in praise of Kagiso Rabada. Donald said that Rabada’s hunger and his unmatched technique of throwing the ball make him South Africa’s greatest bowler of the modern era.
IND vs SA Test Series: Elaborating on why Rabada is a special bowler, Donald said that his hip rotates like a javelin thrower, which gives him extra speed. Donald said that Rabada’s bowling style is like the great bowlers of the past. In the opening match of the Test series against India (IND vs SA 1st Test) at Centurion (SuperSport Park, Centurion), Rabada took seven wickets, including five wickets in the first innings of the visiting team.
Let us tell you that 28-year-old Rabada, who has played 61 matches for South Africa, is just 13 wickets away from the figure of 300 Test wickets. Player-turned-coach Donald said on the eve of the second Test to be held in Cape Town (Newlands, Cape Town) that skill is one thing but Rabada has a great ability to take the ball away from the batsman. He took some excellent wickets on excellent balls in the first test match. He said that watching him bowl was wonderful as always. I think his thirst for success drives his consistency in performance. Anyone who achieves success, no matter what sport he plays, his success is measured by the consistency of his performance.
Donald is also known as ‘White Lightning’. He said that all good fast bowlers have excellent hip and shoulder rotation and if you look at it technically, they get into excellent position in the air. Look at other great players like Curtly Ambrose, Courtney Walsh, Ian Bishop, Michael Holding, all of them when they jumped to bowl, they got a lot of time to bowl the ball at pace and that is what Rabada does beautifully. He said that I am always cautious about comparing what we were and what South Africa currently has. We had a fantastic bowling attack and incredible depth in batting. But I think the current attack is the future, you have a guy named Rabada.
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