South African pacer Anrich Nortje clocked the fastest delivery in IPL history when Delhi Capitals took on Rajasthan Royals in Dubai on Wednesday. He bowled a delivery at a speed of 156.22 kmph to Jos Buttler who ramped the delivery over fine-leg for a boundary. However, Nortje had the last laugh, as he castled Buttler in the same over. The pacer bowled a spell of 2 for 33 to power Delhi to their sixth win of this IPL campaign. They now top th table with 12 points from eight games.
Meanwhile, Nortje after the game, said that he was not aware of the feat he created in the match. He did not know about it said the talking to Shikhar Dhawan after the match.
I Did Not Know About It: Anrich Nortje
“I heard about it afterwards. I did not know about it at the time. I have been working really hard getting my pace right up there. Been working on my braced leg and my front arm.. simple stuff. Need the attitude to get some pace behind it but still need to get it in the right area” Anrich told Shikhar Dhawan in a video posted by IPLT20.com.
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Nortje has bowled the five fastest deliveries in this IPL and his Delhi Capitals teammate Kagiso Rabada said he wasn’t surprised by the record created by his fellow Protean.
“It looks like that every game. Really happy for him but not happy for the batter. When we play we only think about the delivery and not about the speed gun. We learn a lot from each other. He is a real fast bowler and I can learn some technical stuff from him. I have some experience which I can tell him about. It is good to chat” Rabada said.
Rajasthan needed 38 off the last five overs when Nortje & co pulled things back quite outstandingly to help Delhi win by 13 runs at the end.