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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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Featuring DJ Lag, Spellling, Nozinja, Klein, LSDXOXO and more.

We know that Black queer DJs from the Midwest are behind the creation of house and dance music. Yet, a look at the current electronic scene will find it terribly whitewashed and gentrified, with the current prominent acts spinning tracks sung by unnamed soulful singers from time to time. Like many art forms created by Black people all over the world, the industry hasn't paid homage to its pioneers, despite the obvious influence they have. Thankfully, the independent music scene is thriving with many Black acts inspired by their forefathers and mothers who are here to revolutionize electronic music. Here are a list of the ones you should check out:

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