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South Africa pace bowler Kagiso Rabada admitted that legendary Pakistan seamer Waqar Younis “was a wonderful bowler”.
Rabada revealed that he used to watch videos of Waqar, who was a master in the art of reverse swing, “in my spare time”.
With the Proteas currently in Pakistan, Rabada said that he would “really love to chat” with Waqar, who is Pakistan’s bowling coach.
“He was a wonderful bowler and he is one of the bowlers I watched in my spare time. I would really love to chat with him and [see] what he has to say [about me],” the 25-year-old was quoted as saying by Ary Sports.
Waqar took 373 wickets in 87 Tests at an average of 23.56.
He also played 262 ODIs and claimed 416 wickets at an average of 23.84.
Rabada took his 200th Test wicket during the first Test against Pakistan in Karachi, which the men in green won by seven wickets.
South Africa will now be looking to bounce back in the second Test, which begins on February 4 in Rawalpindi.