Kaizer Chiefs and Arsenal fans may think they’ve cornered the misery market when it comes to sticking by a team through neverending tough times. But spare a thought for those who support SA’s men’s cricket team, the Proteas: it’s been a torrid few decades (don’t ever mention the World Cup) , and Wednesday was no different as Pakistan put our bowlers to the sword in Karachi. As is so often the case, though, pace bowler Kagiso Rabada was a very bright light in dark times. The fiery youngster became only the seventh player ever to take 200 Test wickets – and the fourth youngest to do so. He’s just 25 years old, so there’s much more to come from Rabada. And his on-field brilliance is matched by his behaviour off the pitch, where he’s been an articulate supporter of the global Black Lives Matter movement.
This brief originally published in The Wrap here.
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