Ken Borland
Sports Journalist
4 minute read
29 Mar 2020
8:26 am

Women in Sport: No challenge too big for Ayabonga Khaka

Ken Borland

A vital part of the Proteas women's team's potent attack, the nippy seamer had the courage to rebound from a career-threatening injury.

Ayabonga Khaka of South Africa celebrates after taking the wicket of Danielle Wyatt of England during the ICC Women's T20 Cricket World Cup match between England and South Africa at the WACA on February 23, 2020 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Ayabonga Khaka clearly loves a stiff challenge, judging by the way she has rebounded from her career-threatening shoulder injury and regained her place as one of the key bowlers in the South African cricket team. Khaka injured her shoulder on the Proteas tour of England in 2018 and her recovery went on for 14 months. But she could not have proven her full recovery or showed her mettle in better fashion than at the T20 World Cup in Australia as she took a wicket with her first ball, removing England opener Danni Wyatt. Khaka finished the game with outstanding figures...