Bowler Rabada scoops six South African awards


Johannesburg: Fast bowler Kagiso Rabada was named South African Cricketer of the Year Tuesday in Johannesburg and received five other awards after an outstanding first international season.

His other awards included Players’ Player of the Year, Test Cricketer of the Year and One-day international Cricketer of the Year.

The 21-year-old also received the Delivery of the Year and Fans’ Cricketer of the Year prizes during a banquet.

“I never expected this,” said Rabada, who made his Test and one-day international debuts only last year.

“It feels like I am dreaming.”

Rabada took 24 wickets in six Tests at an average of 24.70, including 13 against England at SuperSport Park in Centurion this year.

Popularly known as ‘KG’, he also claimed 30 wickets in 11 one-day internationals at an average of 20.13.