Kagiso Rabada, South Africa bowler, World Cup 2019 Player Full Profile: Aggressive and ...

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- firstpost.com | 3 months ago

Of the many ways in which Kagiso Rabada’s worth to South Africa’s cause could be measured — wickets taken, bowling average, five or 10-wicket-hauls claimed, replica shirts sold — one stands out.

File image of Kagiso Rabada. AFP It’s that Cricket South Africa didn’t flinch at hiring Dali Mpofu, one of the country’s most high profile, and thus most expensive, Senior Counsels in March last year to fight the fast bowler’s corner in his appeal against what would have amounted to a ban.

Rabada had landed in trouble for shoulder-charging or shoulder-brushing — it depends on who you ask — Steve Smith at St George’s Park after dismissing the then Australia captain, and his punishment would have triggered a suspension.

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