Nortje, who went wicket-less in his debut recreation which was in opposition to Punjab, lastly opened his account on the cricket extravaganza by scalping two essential wickets in opposition to the batting heavyweights, MS Dhoni-led CSK, in his second outing.
While defending the full of 176 runs, he bagged his first IPL wicket within the type of Murali Vijay over the last Powerplay over after which eliminated Kedar Jadhav within the 16th over to place his aspect within the driver’s seat.
“It’s just unbelievable! It’s great to get a wicket finally, I mean after not getting one in the first game. I felt like to come in and run in today, just give it my best, control what I generally do and I think at the end it paid off. So, I was just trying to do my thing at the end,” expressed Nortje on having the ability to break the impasse.
Speaking on the group’s efficiency after thrashing MS Dhoni & Co. in all three departments, the 26-year-old pacer mentioned, “Like I said at the start, it’s been a good team spirit, good banter, positive getting along. Boys are nice and relaxed, so that’s really good. Even in the game, we know when to step it up and know when to relax, so it’s a good balance that the team has at the moment.”
On being requested about his new look, the South African mentioned, “I have got no idea (laughs). We have got too much time on our hands these days. But I think if you would have got a little bit less time back at the hotel, maybe this (beard) will come off, but at this stage, I’m a little bit bored.”
Sending a message to the Delhi Capitals’ followers all over the world, Nortje mentioned he’s grateful for all of the love he’s getting and is hopeful of getting the cup house for them. “I just want to say – thank you for the support. I would have loved to have you guys here. Hopefully, we can keep up the performances and just do best for our fans and for everyone who is supporting us. Thank you so much for your support and hopefully we can bring the cup back home,” he signed off.
Delhi Capitals will subsequent tackle Sunrisers Hyderabad on Tuesday (Sept. 29).
Source: Delhi Capitals
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