Proteas fast bowler Kagiso Rabada has been named Wisden’s Golden Boy of 2018, an award for the best male cricketer in the world aged 23 or under.
Cricket South Africa (CSA) has congratulated Rabada on his milestone.
CSA Chief Executive Thabang Moroe said:“This is another well-deserved honour for KG, whose achievements over the last few years have been quite phenomenal. These include becoming the youngest ever player to top the ICC Test bowling rankings earlier this year and becoming the youngest player to take 150 Test wickets.”
Moroe included that Rabada is clearly destined to become one of South Africa’s all-time greats and he fully deserves all the accolades that have come his way.
He added that Wisden is one of the most respected voices of world cricket and being named by them as one of the best cricketers at age 23 or under, is a tremendous achievement.
“It is also highly gratifying that we have two other well deserving cricketers in the top 10 in Aiden Markram and Lungi Ngidi. This speaks volumes for our talent development pipeline and holds promise of a very bright future for our cricket,” Moroe concluded.