Kagiso Rabada is enjoying his stint with young pacer Lungi Ngidi, whose six-for in the second innings thrashed India by 135 to seal the series. Ngidi replaced Dale Steyn in the second Test, who was ruled out due to an injury.
Rabada, a year senior of Ngidi, was his teammate in the U-19 team is waiting for the work to resume.
“Actually, cricket’s off my mind at the moment, we’re having some fun right now,” Rabada said.
Rabada further admitted that it was ‘special’ bowling with him during the second Test.
“We played together in the under-19. We even toured India I remember, but he got injured unfortunately and his trip was cut short. But we played together at school and we have a history. So it’s just nice to play with your friend, from when you were a teenager. So hopefully long may it continue, and we can form a great partnership. I know he has enjoyed bowling with the likes of Morne Morkel and Vernon Philander as well,” Rabada stated.
However, when the Test starts in Johannesburg, he admits that he will be ready.
“We’ll have a look at the pitch. We’ll have a good training session. We’ve played here (at the Wanderers) lots and we know how the conditions behave,” Rabada added further.
However, Rabada is not keeping India out of the equation despite pocketing the series.
“India played really well here the last time they were here and Kohli got a hundred.
“Wanderers is a good wicket, it’s normally a moving wicket. There’s always a result. It’s a pitch where if you bat well you can score some runs, and if you bowl well you’ll take wickets. You’re sort of never really ‘in’ on that pitch. Let’s see what is to come. The fast bowlers are excited to bowl,” Rabada concluded.
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