IPL 2020: DC’s epic reply to RR after Anrich Nortje bowls fastest ball in tournament history


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”

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. 

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