Wasim Jaffer heaped praise on Kasigo Rabada after he become the third fastest South African bowler to reach 200 test wickets mark.
Rabada not only became the eighth South African to grab 200 test wickets but he also became the 4th youngest bowler to reach this desirable milestone in Test Cricket. At the moment, Rabada has the best strike rate among bowlers with 200 plus test wickets registered under his name.
Jaffer praised Rabada in a special way by saying that looking at Rabada’s age i.e. 25 it’s scary to think what the fast bowler can achieve in the coming years.
“Congratulations @KagisoRabada25 on 200 test wickets. That too with the best strike rate among some legends of the game. That’s some achievement. And he’s just 25! Scary to think what he can achieve! #PAKvsSA PS: Boom v KG will be the battle of this decade,” Jaffer tweeted.
On Day Three South Africa’s batsmen Aiden Markram and Rassie van der Dussen showed grit and determination to score 74 & 64 runs but three wickets down in the final half hour gave Pakistan the control over the game in the first Test at the National Stadium in Karachi. At Stumps South Africa were 187/4 leading Pakistan by 29 runs. Keshav Maharaj and Quinton de Kock were unbeaten on 2 and 0 respectively.
After conceding a lead of 158 runs, South Africa was hoping for the batsmen to score big & that was what exactly happening as the top order stayed glued on the crease & not gave any chance to the opponents to scalp their wickets. However, the final half-an-hour brought about a change in the fortunes of Pakistan as they took three quick wickets — Markram, van der Dussen, and FAF du Plessis (10) — to come right back into the game.