South Africa pacer Kagiso Rabada is not impressed with the bickering that is coming from the fans after his side went down to Australia by five wickets in their opening match of the 20-20 World Cup. It was the batting that let the team down as none barring Aiden Markram could get going. However, with the ball in hand, South Africa made the Australian batters struggle for runs on a sluggish wicket in Abu Dhabi. Defending a modest target of 118, the Rabada-led attack managed to stretch the match till the last over.
“We see (the batting) as a concern. The last thing we need to do is keep bickering on and about it,” said Rabada according to News 18.
Rabada himself had a good game against Australia as he picked the wicket of David Warner, in addition to scoring 19 runs, the second best after Adien Markram.
Rabada also talked about the lack of runs from Quinton De Kock. A lot was expected of De Kock against Australia but the southpaw couldn’t trouble the scorers much. He had a poor season of the IPL as well and many are concerned about his form. Rabada though backed the senior batter to come good in the next game.
“Quinton is a top-quality player, and I guess it just didn’t come off,” said Rabada. “That’s just how cricket goes. The batters know what they have to do. We know what we have to do as a team. No one is blaming anyone. But the worst thing you can do is just harp on and on and on about it.”
South Africa will next take on West Indies, who themselves are coming off from a crushing defeat against England in their first match, on Tuesday (October 26).