Kagiso Rabada Gives Credit to Virat Kohli for Pushing Him to Give his Best

Posted by RahulRoy77 on April 24th, 2020

South Africa pace bowler Kagiso Rabada recently said that India captain Virat Kohli pushes him to give his best on the field and he has the utmost respect for the batsman for his sheer consistency with the bat across formats. Both Rabada and Kohli have faced each other many times on the field where Kohli averages over 50 in all three formats.

When he was asked to name a cricketer whom he respects the most and who has pushed him to do his best on the field, the speedster didn’t take much to reply. He said: "If you look at one day cricket, I'd say Virat Kohli is the most consistent performer, he is consistent in Test cricket as well.”

"I even like the work of Ben Stokes, Steve Smith, Kane Williamson," Rabada, again said on the chat show.

The 24-year-old pacer has so far taken 197 wickets from 43 Tests while he has picked up 117 ODI wickets from 75 matches as well. He has also claimed 30 wickets from 24 Twenty20 international games. He has so far played 18 games in the cash-rich Indian Premier League, taking 31 wickets.

Rabada has become a key member of South Africa team and also achieved a lot of success after making his Test and ODI debut five years ago, but the Johannesburg-born cricketer is not at all satisfied. He said that he wants to get better in the near future and also shared his dreams of winning a World Cup for the country.

"Well, it was an ambition of mine to be where I am today. So glad to have reached that pinnacle. All I want to do now is focus on a few things that would make me play better, win a World Cup, that'd be amazing," added the Proteas speedster Kagiso Rabada.