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South Africa’s Kagiso Rabada Is Now The World’s Number 1 Test Bowler

"It is a surreal feeling," says Rabada.

Twenty-two-year-old South African bowler Kagiso Rabada is now the number 1 bowler in the world in the ICC test rankings as of Tuesday.


This feat follows his team the Proteas' 72-run win in the First Test over India at Newlands in Cape Town on Monday.

Rabada surpassed England's Jimmy Anderson, who dropped five ranking points after the final Ashes Test in Sydney.

"It's special to be ranked as the number-one Test bowler in the world. It is a surreal feeling. It's what you dream of achieving when you start playing the game," Rabada said on Tuesday in an ICC statement.

"Cricket is ultimately a team sport and I'm thankful for the support from my team mates. It's a great start to the year personally and for us as a team. Hopefully we can continue putting in winning performances."

Rabada is the seventh South Africa bowler to top the Test bowling rankings after Aubrey Faulkner, Hugh Tayfield, Peter Pollock, Shaun Pollock, Dale Steyn and Vernon Philander.

Praises have since been pouring in from South Africans of all kinds for Rabada. Well done.

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Six Things History Will Remember Kenneth Kaunda For

News of Kenneth David Kaunda's passing, at age 97, has reverberated across the globe. Kaunda, affectionately known as KK, was Zambia's first President from 1964 to 1991.

Following Nelson Mandela's passing in December 2013, Kenneth Kaunda became Africa's last standing hero. Now with his passing on Thursday, June 17 — after being admitted to the Maina Soko Military Hospital in Lusaka earlier in the week — this signals the end of Africa's liberation history chapter.

It is tempting to make saints out of the departed. The former Zambian struggle hero did many great things. He was, after all, one of the giants of the continent's struggle against colonialism. Ultimately however, he was a human being. And as with all humans, he lived a complicated and colourful life.

Here are six facts you might not have known about him.

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