Apparently, Nortje had bowled the second and third-fastest supply on this season of IPL as nicely after recording a tempo of 155.21 and 154.74 respectively.
The quickest supply report (161.3km/h) is presently held by former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar through the 2003 World Cup match in opposition to England.
“Hopefully it is one thing I’ve acquired in me and it is undoubtedly one thing I’ve wished to do,” Nortje instructed his IPL teammate R Ashwin on the latter’s YouTube channel.
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“Perhaps an excellent wicket, some adrenaline, the suitable mixture and I can do it this IPL or perhaps sooner or later,” he added.
Within the match in opposition to the Royals, Nortje cranked up the speeds in his very first over, however Rajasthan Royals’ Jos Buttler performed two scoops off him to register boundaries. Nevertheless, the Proteas pacer got here again and he clear bowled Buttler on the ultimate supply of his first over.
“I do not know. It is on the day,” Nortje mentioned when Ashwin requested concerning the report.
“I did not know concerning the 156kph till after the sport. Clearly, there was nothing on the scoreboard. It will’ve been a little bit of a assist to get the blood flowing. However, I’ve acquired no concept,” mentioned Nortje.
Delhi Capitals are presently on the high of the factors desk with 12 factors. The Shreyas Iyer-led aspect will face Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) later within the day.