Anrich Nortje had no idea he bowled at 156ks against RR

By Bet Barter

October 15, 2020

Anrich Nortje has been flooding from strength to strength as the IPL 2020 is moving forward. The tournament is evolving him as an intense seamer. Anrich Norje relished a splendid game against the Rajasthan Royals as he delivered rockets to the RR batsmen and guided a 14-run win for Delhi Capitals. The pacer of the Delhi-based team confessed to not realizing that his bowling speed was above the 150-mark.

During the first over of Anrich Norje, Jos Buttler took him to the cleaners. He greeted Norje hitting a brilliant six and went on to play two ramp shots for a four. But, Anrich Nortje returned to rearrange the stumps of the English cricketer that was bowled at 155.5. The 26-year-old Proteas speedster completely retaliated for himself for all the beating he suffered. Nortje and Rabada have come out as one of the best new-ball bowling attacks pair in the ongoing IPL tournament.

Anrich Nortje has been feeling good about his performance

Anrich Nortje returned at the death over to ball another tidy over with a wicket. This time, he picked up the wicket of Robin Uthappa with an ideal yorker. Rajasthan Royals, who had the game in their favor for the maximum part of the innings, lost in the last 4-5 overs when Rabada and Nortje came to bowl in a mixed way. Not just the duo gave any runs to RR, they even dismissed their players.

Anrich Nortje, who has ten wickets from eight games and ended with a spell of 4-0-33-2 during the match against RR, said that he didn’t understand he was bowling at such speeds. He acknowledged it is a great idea to have results up at his sleeves. Discussing his duel with Jos Buttler, the Proteas cricketer expressed that he attempted to bowl at the stumps and just paid attention to stay stuck to his strengths.

“No idea I bowled at 156ks tonight but good to hear it. Been feeling really good so it is nice to see some results. Jos played them really well. Ja I thought I was a touch full. The first ball I didn’t expect him to go. Ja I thought it was best to stick to my strength: trying to hit the stumps and bowl fast. Maybe he was expecting something else, a short ball or something. We have got a good coach, and obviously working with KG and other fast bowlers. Tushar has been nailing the yorkers in the nets,” he added.

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