Kagiso Rabada
Source: Republic World

Kagiso Rabada Profile: In recent times, not many bowlers have shown a similar caliber in the bowling department as that of this era’s most futuristic talent, Kagiso Rabada. Rabada has established himself as one of the pace bowling sensations in modern white-ball cricket but is also performing profusely well in red-ball cricket of the recent era and has been proclaimed to be highly encouraging throughout all phases of his career, excelling in the first few years but not being that convincing in his second phase in the South Africa national team since 2020. 

Due to his bowling style of insane pace, he is one of the fastest bowlers of his generation and has sublime adaptiveness and variations to bowl at several different paces. He also specializes in bowling perfect slower balls, which are most likely the ‘off-cutters’ and also backhand slower balls first developed by English bowler Tim Bresnan. Rabada is often referred to as one of the generational ace players. 

He is also known for his prolific ability to bowl in several parts of innings, especially with the new ball and the death, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest old ball bowlers in limited overs cricket with many variations, a lethal pace, and unplayable bodyline bowlers.

Rabada holds several unique records, like being the youngest to reach the 150 test wickets milestone; he was ranked No. 1 in both tests and ODIs by July 2018, aged only 22. He is the recipient of several accolades and has also won six awards at the CSA’s annual dinner twice, in 2016 and 2018. He was also named the best young player in the world by Wisden in 2018. He is also the only all-format bowler in the history of the game to take hat-tricks in all three formats. 

Kagiso Rabada: Bio

Date of birth25th May 1995
Place of BirthJohannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Jersey Number25
Preferred HandLeft Handed Batsman
Bowling StyleRight arm Fast
Height1.91m(6’3 foot)

Kagiso Rabada: Net Worth

Being one of the most internationally affluent cricketers in South Africa currently and also one of the most lethal pacers in the history of limited-overs cricket for the Proteas, Rabada has a spellbinding net worth of around $5 million, which is nearly 40 crores INR.

Kagiso Rabada: Stats 

Bowling Average22.3427.7129.3619.86
Economy Rate3.385.038.518.26
Best Bowling7/1126/163/203/21

Kagiso Rabada: Income & Salary

Kagiso Rabada 11zon
Source: Hindustan Times

Kagiso Rabada is the main inclusion in the highly paid list of players by Cricket South Africa(CSA)  and from this, he earns around 3.8 Million Rand annually which is approximately 1.6 Crores INR.

He is also paid a hovering amount of INR 9,25,00,000 by the Punjab Kings for playing in the IPL since 2022 and has earned a total of INR 26,85,00,000 playing for several franchises in the IPL.

His total income would range from 15-20 crores annually from both domestic leagues around the world (IPL and SA20) and international match fees and endorsement deals. 

Kagiso Rabada: Brand Deals

Kagiso Rabada deals with several brands, including: 

  • Nissan – One of the world’s largest Japanese Automobile manufacturers and also the most recognised distributor of automobiles, a subsidiary of its parent company Groupe Renault with a wide range of vivid automobiles in the entire world.
  • Tag Heuer – A swiss brand of watches that is famous for its luxury chronograph watches. They form premium watches that can be bought at EMIs and are even insured by their owners due to their massive price range.
  • Gray – Nicolls – It is one of the UK’s largest cricket equipment manufacturers and also the most premium producer of immensely costly English willow bats and other protective equipment in cricket. 
  • Adidas – A German-based sports brand that produces and sponsors sportswear for athletes around the globe.

Kagiso Rabada: Lifestyle

Rabada is not one of those players with huge recognition or social media reception but is often talked about in international sports media columns for his presence on the cricket field and his plays with the bowl. Rabada has widespread fame in South Africa, has around 460K followers on Instagram, and earns approximately $4K from each sponsored post on Instagram. 

Kagiso Rabada has a wide range of luxury cars, including the: 

  • BMW X7: A family-friendly sporty 6-seater SUV with a strikingly broad-line appearance and spectacular performance. It ranges between $156.25K. 
  • Nissan 370 Z – A compact 2-seater sports car, which is a Z-car line delivering an amazing performance that ranges upto $75K.
  • Mercedes-Benz C-Class – A iconic SUV from the house of Mercedes is known for its commanding presence and it costs around $ 100-170K.

He owns his home in Gauteng, Johannesburg, South Africa (a luxury house worth $212.5K or 1.7 Crores), and several other properties across various countries.

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