South Africa's Kagiso Rabada (L) celebrates after the dismissal of India's Virat Kohli (R) during the first day of the third Test cricket match between South Africa and India at Newlands stadium in Cape Town on January 11, 2022. (Photo by RODGER BOSCH / AFP) (Photo by RODGER BOSCH/AFP via Getty Images)
South Africa's Kagiso Rabada (L) celebrates after the dismissal of India's Virat Kohli (R) during the first day of the third Test cricket match between South Africa and India at Newlands stadium in Cape Town on January 11, 2022. (Photo by RODGER BOSCH / AFP) (Photo by RODGER BOSCH/AFP via Getty Images)

Kagiso Rabada featured in this 50th Test match for South Africa in Cape Town On Tuesday. He made an impression on the first day itself picking up four wickets which included the big wicket of Virat Kohli. His spell limited India to 223 in the first innings as he delivered crucial breakthroughs.

Former South African pacer while speaking to Sportstar said that he expects Kagiso Rabada to break all bowling records for South Africa. Over the years, the big fast bowler has had intense battles with opposition batsmen. He had another one with Virat Kohli before ultimately picking up his wicket for 79.

Kagiso Rabada Will Play More Than 100 Tests: Makhaya Ntini

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“I expect him to break all South African records. He already has more than 200 wickets. I think he will play way more than 100 Tests and finish with over 500 Test wickets that no South African bowler has accomplished. When he gets there, I will celebrate,” said Ntini.

Rabada has already picked up 230 wickets at an average of 22.49 inside 50 Test matches. He picked up 4/73 including the big wickets of Kohli, Mayank Agarwal(12) and Ajinkya Rahane (9).

Makhaya Ntini also lauded the Indian pace attack saying that they are very effective and good in overseas conditions. Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Yadav and Mohammed Siraj have been the pacers who have been playing in the Test team consistently for the last couple of years.

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“It is very effective, that’s why you are so good overseas now. They are hitting the right areas. Bumrah’s approach and action are different from anybody else. It makes a huge difference,” said Ntini.

“Shami’s seam position is excellent. And who would have thought Shardul could be as aggressive and thrustful as he was in the second Test. It is unfortunate Siraj was injured. He’s good,” he further said on Shami.

The Indian pacers will have their task cut out on the second day with the hosts still trailing by 206 runs.

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Anshuman Roy

A Cricket And Sports Enthusiast Having Previously Worked With Cricwizz, Circle of Cricket, Times Now, The Quint, Cricfit and Now With Cricket Addictor.