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Kagiso Rabada urges South Africa to remain positive

Kagiso Rabada urges South Africa to remain positive
Kagiso Rabada's (left) five-wicket haul in the third Test was one among the few positives for South Africa in the series.
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South African fast bowler Kagiso Rabada has called for his team to remain positive amidst the poor run of results which recently culminated in a series defeat against England.

South Africa endured a tough 2015 where they won just a lone match against West Indies and went on to lose the four-match series against India by a 3-0 margin.

The defeat against India was followed by the loss in the ongoing Test series against England, who have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead after their win in the third Test in Johannesburg.

With one game still left to play, Rabada feels that the bad times will soon be over for South Africa and asserted that his team will continue to put up a fight.

“There is another game to play and we have to look to the future.

“We are trying to stay positive.

“There is another match and we are going to rock up and play hard.

“We are not going to throw in the towel, it's unlike us to do that.

“There are always going to be ups and downs in cricket and in life.

“The good times will come and we will look back at the tough times and think 'look where we were and look where we are now'.

"It happens to everyone. Unfortunately, it's happening to us right now but we have to stick together as a team and stay positive.” 

In the third Test in Johannesburg, Rabada picked his maiden five-wicket haul as South Africa managed to bowl England out for 323 runs in the first innings.

Expressing that it was a memorable achievement on his home ground, Rabada said that he will always try to do his best for the team’s cause.

“It was even more special getting the five-for at my home ground, the Wanderers.

“It's a memorable achievement and milestone.

“I always just try to do my best and to help the team.

“I try to stick to my game plans and the team's game plans, and luckily it paid off." 

The fourth and final Test of the ongoing series between South Africa and England will be played at the SuperSport Park in Centurion between 22nd and 26th January.

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