Anrich Nortje made his return to the playing XI of Delhi Capitals against Sunrisers Hyderabad in phase two of IPL 2021 on Friday. The South African pacer started the second half for his team in express style. He took the key wicket of David Warner in the first over of the innings to give Delhi Capitals a great start.
That wasn’t the only feat he achieved as he clocked the top eight fast deliveries of the IPL 2021 season. Out of these 8 deliveries, Nortje’s three deliveries crossed the 150 kmph mark. Let’s take a look at Anrich Nortje’s spectacular spell that broke all the speed records of this season.
The South African fast bowler clocked 151.71 kmph, 151.37 kmph, 150.83 kmph, 150.21 kmph, 149.97 kph, 149.29 kmph, 149.15 kmph and 148.76 kmph. In the end, Anrich Nortje finished with outstanding figures of 2 wickets for 12 runs from his 4 overs.
Consequently, the 26-year-old pacer received the player of the match award for his terrific bowling display against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
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Twitter Reaction as Anrich Nortje clocks the eight fastest deliveries of IPL 2021
Every Cricket fans were aware that Anrich Nortje had the ability to consistently clock 140+. However, the South African pacer surprised everyone by his mindblowing fast bowling against SRH.
As a result, fans and analysts went on Twitter to share their astonishment after seeing Nortje’s fast bowling spell. So let us take a look at some of the tweets by fans and cricketers.
Captain Rishabh Pant hailed his fiery DC pacers after securing a 8-wicket win over SRH. “Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje are two of the quickest bowlers in the world and I think they’re great assets to have.”
Lets also take a look at Nortje’s reaction after winning the man of the match a ward for his brilliant performance. “It was good. Really, enjoyed it. It was good to be out with boys again. It’s been a long time since I played a game and to be out in Dubai where we started a year ago. It was nice.”
In the end, there is no doubt that the South African pace duo of Nortje and Rabada is extremely dangerous for any side in these UAE pitches. Thus fans can see such exhilarating pace from the fast bowling pair in the coming matches.