South Africa and Delhi Capitals paceman Anrich Nortje took his sport up a notch in opposition to Sunrisers Hyderabad in their IPL 2021 match on Wednesday (September 22). Nortje bowled with critical tempo to rattle SRH batsmen to assert 2/12 and earned the man-of-the-match award as effectively.
Nortje needed to await eight video games earlier than he acquired his first likelihood to play in IPL 2021. The speedster picked up the essential wickets of David Warner and Kedar Jadhav and gave away solely 12 runs at an economic system fee of three. Moreover, he clocked in extra of 150 km/h on 4 situations, 151.71 km/h being his highest and broke the IPL 2021 fastest supply document eight times on Wednesday evening.
Former India opener Aakash Chopra had a hilarious message to Nortje’s velocity in the match in Dubai. “Over-speeding ka challan kato #SeriousPace”, Chopra tweeted.
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) September 22, 2021
Delhi Capitals skipper Rishabh Pant was additionally happy by the efficiency of his bowling assault on SRH. “It’s a good bowling performance because we thought 150-160 would have been a good total, so 130-something was a good score to restrict them to. We have one of the quickest bowlers in the world so I think they’re great assets to have,” Pant mentioned on the post-match presentation ceremony.
The skipper was joyful that they’re carrying the momentum of the primary section. “We discussed that we had a good first phase, and we are happy to start the second phase this way. We said the same thing about focusing on the process and giving it 100 per cent every day.”
Nortje, who missed out the first phase in India, also seemed satisfied with his Player of the Match performance. “Missing out in the first half was disappointing. It was good to have a good start to the tournament for me. Looking at the first game here, it was good to see some grass and then yesterday’s big score – didn’t know what to expect. It was good to keep things simple in the end.”
Asked about Warner’s dismissal, Nortje performed it down. “I don’t really focus on who I’m getting out, but I’m happy I contributed to the team’s win,” he mentioned.