Right-arm pacer Kagiso Rabada has revealed the toughest batsman he has bowled to so far at the highest level. Not to anyone's surprise, it is the might of Virat Kohli whom he finds as the sternest challenge delivering the ball to across all formats of the game.
Kohli versus Rabada, was one of the highlights of that really stiff India's tour of South Africa earlier this year and the battle was largely dominated by the Indian skipper, as the young fast bowler struggled to get past the world's best at home.
Virat just seems to reserve his best for every time Rabada came into bowl. There's a reason why across 11 ODIs and six Tests, Rabada has got him out only twice in each format and is yet to dismiss the talisman in T20Is.
Great players think differently and the dominating right-hander is certainly one of them.
"So far, it has been Virat Kohli (toughest to bowl) who has been scoring a lot of runs. I haven't played as much against other nations," said Rabada in an interview recently given to SportsKeeda.
Meanwhile, pleased with his performance in the just concluded limited overs series in Australia and currently featuring in the Mzansi Super League (MSL), Rabada also spoke about the challenge of adjusting to different formats and conditions in the modern-day game and said, "The basics still imply, but in the white-ball format, you just need to bowl a lot more change-ups and have to think on your feet a bit more than you would have to in Test cricket."
Before stating how wonderful to bowl alongside the "way better than me" Dale Steyn is, by expressing, "Dale Steyn's contribution to South Africa is immense. He's been a contributor and won a lot of games for the country."
"He's played a role in putting smiles on South African faces and inspiring the youth," he signed off.