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WATCH: Kagiso Rabada Kicks, Kicks And Kicks Again; Finally Prevails In Football Vs Bucket Challenge

Written By Karthik Nair | Mumbai | Published:


  • Kagiso Rabada partook in a football challenge at practice with the Delhi Capitals

Delhi Capitals are looking to win their second away game of this season as they clash with the 2014 finalists Kings XI Punjab at the IS Bindra Stadium on Monday. The Shreyas Iyer-led Delhi outfit overcame a resurgent Kolkata Knight Riders in a thrilling Super Over on Saturday.

Prior to Delhi's game against Punjab the players decided to have a special practice session. They decided to play football but in a creative manner. Most of the Delhi players came forward to take part in this interesting activity. However, the activity was not easy and was a challenging one as a player while kicking the ball should ensure that the ball lands exactly in the dustbin which is placed a lot of yards away from the participant and two people are stationed behind the dustbin in order to catch the ball. The challenge begins and one by one all the players try their luck to kick the ball inside the bin but to no avail. The best shot they are able to give is by making the ball bounce just in front of the target. Players like Colin Ingram, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris and Kagiso Rabada give their best but do not find success. Rabada is the only one who does not give up and keeps on coming back after unsuccessful attempts. Finally, in his fourth attempt, the South African speedster finds success as he kicks the ball straight into the dustbin. He ends up winning the challenge and sprints in celebration.

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Delhi Capitals shared this video on Twitter.

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Rabada was the backbone of Delhi's win over KKR on Saturday. He was expensive in the first innings where he managed to pick up only one wicket in his four overs by giving away 41 runs at an economy of 10.25. However, he mattered the most during the Super Over when he was given the responsibility of defending 10 runs. He yorked the dangerous Andre Russell in his third ball and bowled a stock of yorkers which kept the KKR batsmen at bay which eventually handed a three-run win to his side.