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Kagiso Rabada, one of the premier fast bowlers in the world of cricket, has talked about his ambition to bring the ICC silverware in 24 years to South Africa, during his interview with a local media outlet. The 28-year-old also mentioned that he and his Proteas teammates are not paying attention to the abysmal record of the national team at the ODI World Cup, not reaching the final of the quadrennial event in the last 30 years or so.

Notably, he played competitive cricket previously in the USA last month, during the Major League Cricket (MLC) 2023, winning the first edition of the tournament with MI New York after defeating Seattle Orcas in the final at the Grand Prairie Stadium. Since then, Kagiso Rabada had returned to his home country, taking part in two training camps in Durban and Pretoria, in preparation for the upcoming series against Australia in the build-up to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.

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While talking to, the former ICC U19 Cricket World Cup winner from 2014, shared his thoughts about the ill-fate of Proteas in the cricketing spectacle. He was quoted as saying, “All this drama outside about South African cricket and World Cups...we're not paying attention to it really. Having been to World Cups and not winning silverware, it's disappointing ... I won't lie.”

Then, Kagiso Rabada reiterated his ambition for the upcoming ODI World Cup in India later this year and said, “I'm willing to make it happen, we're all willing to make it happen. Winning a World Cup is something that I would love to do. It's something every player that's in the set-up would love to do. The only thing going there, once the squad is announced, is to win it.”

“We had a camp in Durban, and we just came off a camp in Pretoria. We see really good things coming out of these camps, and we have another one coming up just before the series against Australia,” he added.

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Furthermore, the 29-year-old also discussed the mood in the South African dressing room leading into the ODI World Cup 2023. He opined, “The (World Cup) squad hasn't been announced yet, but the guys are really eager. We can't wait to go there. Whoever is chosen, I'm sure everyone can't wait to go and play some competitive cricket. This process, I've thoroughly enjoyed it personally. I'm looking forward to keeping going on with the process and just being competitive.”