South African bowling super-speedster Kagiso “KG” Rabada won an amazing 6 awards at a glittering Cricket South Africa Awards function in Sandton on Saturday night. No other South African cricketer has ever won more than five awards.
In addition to the main award, South African Men’s Cricketer of the Year, Rabada was named the Standard Bank Test Cricketer of the Year and the Standard Bank ODI Cricketer of the Year. He was honoured by his teammates by being named the SA Players’ Player of the Year. Cricket fans named KG the SA Fans’ Player of the Year. Rabada also won the award for the RAM Delivery of the Year when he dismissed Australia’s David Warner in the third Sunfoil Test match between the Proteas and Australia at Newlands in March this year.
Proteas Women’s captain Dane van Niekerk won the South African Women’s Cricketer of the Year award. Van Niekerk has had a fantastic year that saw her ranked as the No. 2 all-rounder in women’s international cricket and the No. 9 ranked bowler. She achieved an historic milestone at the ICC Women’s World Cup when she stunned with figures of 4/0 against the West Indies. She led the Proteas Women to their best ever performance at the Women’s World Cup where they reached the semi-finals, when they lost narrowly to eventual champions England.
The other international awards went to:
AB de Villiers – Standard Bank T20 International Player of the Year
David Miller – KFC Colonel’s Always Original Award
Aiden Markram – The International Newcomer of the Year
Laura Wolvaardt –SA Women’s Players Player of the Year and Momentum Women’s ODI Player of the Year
Chloe Tryon – Momentum Women’s T20 International Player of the Year
But enough about the Awards, let’s take a look at what everyone wore on the night!
Pics by Brenda Taylor