He made history by becoming the youngest South African to take 10 wickets in a test match by taking six wickets in the English second innings of the final test at Centurion, this week.
Rabada took seven wickets in the first innings. With the tenth wicket, Rabada also became the leading wicket taker of the series.
Born May 1995, the right-arm fast bowler also bats left-handed.
Rabada was congratulated with a standing ovation as South Africa won the final test by 280 runs as England were all out for 101.
Rabada’s figures were 7-112 in 29 overs in the first innings and 6-32 in 10.4 overs in the second innings.
The 20 year old, represented his country in the under 19 Cricket World Cup in 2014, which they won impressively.
Rabada said afterwards: “It’s great to be in this environment. It’s what I’ve always wanted to do.”
Other news wires report that: “England have lost six wickets in just over an hour… There might have been a Rourke’s Drift spirit in the dressing room at the start of the day but this has become a run-of-the-mill massacre.”
His favourite quote is:” A strength of mine is that I have always dreamed and backed myself to achieve anything I set my mind to.”
Apart from international duties the Joburg born plies his trade with Lions.
Yes, the Rabada effect is rubbing in…