Kagiso Rabada made a clean sweep at the CSA awards last night when he became the first player ever to win six awards and also taking home the much converted player of the year award. That’s not all as Rabada also became the youngest player ever to achieve that feat.
The only award Rabada didn’t win was that of T20 player of the year which went to Imran Tahir.
In his first full international season, the 2015-16 summer, which was a largely underwhelming period for South Africa’s men’s team, Rabada racked up the second-best match figures by a South African in Test and ODI cricket. His 13 for 144 against England at Centurion in January has only been bettered by Makhaya Ntini, who took13 for 132 in Port of Spain in 2005, while Rabada’s 6 for 16 on ODI debut against Bangladesh in July last year, a performance which also included a hat-trick, was only surpassed by Imran Tahir, who took 7 for 45 against West Indies in June 2015.