Regarded amongst the best pace bowlers in the world currently, South African speedster Kagiso Rabada, during a recent interview, has named the four batsmen he would love to bowl to.
Amid COVID-19 lockdown, athletes all around the globe are forced to stay indoors as the action has gone online. These social media interactions are generally opinion-based. Also, cricketers have thrown light on their past achievements, hilarious anecdotes, and other entertaining instances in their career.
Rabada was all set to miss out on the first-half of Indian Premier League (IPL) due to an injury. Also, the South African seamer was slated to resume his services for the Delhi Capitals. However, the tournament is now suspended indefinitely amid the pandemic situation.
“I would’ve been ready for the IPL in March. I had a tear in my groin, but I healed quite quickly and believed I would have been able to play the IPL if it had started as scheduled,” Rabada reckoned.
Rabada, now, was asked about the four batsmen he would love to have a go at. “I think Kevin Pietersen, Sachin Tendulkar, Vivian Richards and Ricky Ponting would be the batsmen I would love to bowl to,” he said during an Instagram Live chat with Delhi Capitals.
It would be interesting to see how the legends from the by-gone era, namely, Ponting, Tendulkar, Richards and Pietersen, fared against the hostile spells of Rabada.
Over the years, Rabada troubled many batsmen with his movement at express speeds, as well as his unplayable yorkers.
Rabada, who has reached the summit of ICC rankings for bowlers, is renowned for bowling long, testing spells. Therefore, Rabada would be itching to go outside and have a go at the batters again, when cricket finally resumes.
Moreover, the Johannesburg-born conceded that it would be ‘bizarre’ to play in front of empty stadiums when the sport resumes post-COVID-19 hiatus.
“It’s going to be bizarre to play in empty stadiums, especially during international matches. But the world has to move on. There will still be tough competition when teams play, and people can still enjoy that on TV,” concluded the 25-year-old.