New Delhi: As South African fast bowler Anrich Nortje clocked over the 150-kph mark, the Delhi Capitals had the perfect reply for Rajasthan Royals who were boasting about Jofra Archer's bowling speed.
A few days before the showdown between Delhi and Rajasthan, the Rajasthan team's Twitter handle wrote: “Reply with a bowler that’s been faster than Jofra this season!”
After the game on Wednesday, DC's Twitter gave an epic reply, cheekily asking, "What is the procedure to reply with Anrich Nortje? #DCvRR"
-- Delhi Capitals (Tweeting from ) (@DelhiCapitals) October 14, 2020
The South African has been breathing fire in the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), he has been bowling at top speed even threatening to touch the 160-kph mark.
During the Capitals’ match against Rajasthan Royals at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Nortje clocked over 150 kph quite a few times. The 26-year-old’s top speed was 156.22 kph as he made life difficult for Rajasthan.
In eight matches, Nortje has 10 wickets to his name at an impressive economy of 7.34 and strike-rate of 19.2.
The Delhi Capitals won the match against Rajasthan Royals by 13 runs. The Shreyas Iyer-led team, notched up 161 for the loss of seven wickets in their 20 overs.
During the run-chase, Rajasthan's Ben Stokes and Buttler scored 37 runs in the first three overs, taking RR to a blistering start. But could not manage to successfully chase the target.