Kagiso Rabada, one of the finest pacers in modern-day cricket, is currently in India for the upcoming ODI World Cup 2023. The South African bowler is known for his fiery bowling and aggressive approach on the field. However, he recently surprised Indian cricket fans by showing off his commendable Hindi-speaking skills in a viral reel.
In the reel, Rabada is seen talking to a couple of South Bombay locals in Hindi. He shows his knowledge of travelling in local trains and leaves the two locals stunned with his hilarious comeback reply. “Beta, papa ko mat sikhao! (Boys, don’t try to teach your father!)” Rabada says in the reel.
Rabada has played in seven seasons in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and for two different teams. He is currently with the Punjab Kings. During his time in the IPL, he must have picked up some of the more common Hindi words.
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Kagiso Rabada’s Hindi-speaking skills have impressed Indian cricket fans, who have taken to social media to praise him. Many fans have commented that it is refreshing to see a foreign cricketer making an effort to learn the local language. Rabada’s language skills are not the only thing that has impressed fans. He is also one of the most consistent bowlers in the world.
Since making his international debut in 2014, Rabada has gone on to become one of the indispensable members of the South African side in all three formats of the game. He is a former No. 1-ranked bowler in Tests and ODIs, as per the ICC rankings. Kasgio Rabada was amongst the wickets in South Africa’s recent five-match ODI series at home against Australia. He played just three games but picked up seven wickets at an average of 24, on pitches that were not conducive for the bowlers.
The Proteas’ first warm-up match for the World Cup, against Afghanistan, was abandoned due to rain. In their last warm-up match, South Africa lost to New Zealand by seven runs by DLS method. Temba Bavuma and Co. will begin their ODI World Cup 2023 campaign on Saturday, October 7, with a match against former world champions Sri Lanka.
Rabada will be one of the key players for South Africa in the World Cup. His bowling skills and experience will be crucial to the team’s chances of success.