“It’s Never Nice to Lose”: Kagiso Rabada on Test Series Defeat
By Shruti - Oct 16, 2019 5:12 pm
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The series defeats against India in the first two Tests has forced South Africa pacer Kagiso Rabada to think if South Africa can be put under more pressure. India’s top-order punished South Africa bowlers in both the Tests, where they amassed 500 and 600 in the first innings in Visakhapatnam and Pune respectively.

Kagiso Rabada

“We’ve been put under immense pressure. I don’t know if we can be put more pressure than that,” Rabada told reporters.

The 24-old-year-old speedster said that not only Indian batsmen but their bowlers also did pretty well. It’s been a long time when South Africa bowlers took 20 wickets in a Test match and Rabada only has four wickets from two games.

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“They got the ball to reverse and they bowled well as a collective. Their whole attack put pressure on us in every single aspect. Their spinners bowled well and when the ball was reversing their seamers could exploit that. We didn’t really get the ball to reverse and that’s a major weapon of ours,” he explained.

Kagiso Rabada is hoping that they would do well in the final Test as well as the tour on a high note which will begin in Ranchi on Saturday.

“It’s never nice to lose, especially in the manner we’re losing right now but we’re going through a transition period. Our team is fresh and young, so the best thing we can do is look at where we can improve and remember our strengths and build on them. From a physical point of view we need to execute our skills and from a mental point of view, we need to believe we can do it in certain situations. It’s a balance we’re working on,” he concluded.