After a good showing in Delhi Capitals‘ (DC) 44-run hammering of Chennai Super Kings (CSK), South African pacer Anrich Nortje expressed delight and said he will look to continue his good form in his first Indian Premier League (IPL) season. Nortje went wicketless in his first match but in his second match against the Super Kings, he bagged the crucial wickets of Murali Vijay and Kedar Jadhav.
Nortje says DC can go all the way
Speaking after the game against CSK, Nortje said, “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.”
On the team’s performance, the 26-year-old pacer said, “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 quizzed about his new look, the South African said, “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’ fans around the world, Nortje stated that he appreciates the love he is getting and that he hopes to bring the cup home for his supporters. “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 said.