South Africa Pacer Kasigo Rabada feels that hard work & spending time improving his skills has helped him to become the third fastest South African bowler to reach 200 Test wickets mark. Rabada is also the fourth youngest bowler to reach the milestone in Test cricket.
The South African bowler said that he never thought of achieving such remarkable milestones when he started playing & admitted the journey to reach 200 Test wickets has not been an easy journey for him.
“It’s a massive feat to be included among a list of such names. When you start playing you don’t ever think you will be on such a list and have such statistics,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Rabada as saying.
“I don’t think there is a magic answer. It’s just hard work and spending time on your craft and seeing where you can get better and analysing it. It hasn’t all been easy,” he added.
Only former Pakistan Pacer Waqar Younis (7725) and compatriot 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 its constant repetition and hours and hours of work. It’s being relentless with that and trying to see how much better you can get and finding ways. It’s hard and relentless work,” said Rabada.
Meanwhile Hasan Ali cleaned up Keshav Maharaj right on his first delivery of the fourth day as South Africa lost half of their team. Just few minutes later Yasir Shah removed Captain Quinton De Kock to reduce South Africa at 192/6. The visitors are in big trouble as they have lost six wickets in quick succession & have a minimal lead.