IPL 2020: You make us believe that 150 can be defended, a fan writes to DC’s Anrich Nortje ahead of Qualifier 2

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Ahead of Delhi Capital’s Qualifier 2 against the Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday, Anrich Nortje and other DC players received hand-written letters and other gifts from their fans

Delhi Capitals ace bolwer Anrich Nortje

Delhi Capitals ace bolwer Anrich Nortje. (Courtesy of BCCI)

HIGHLIGHTS

DC pacer Anrich Nortje has been one of the finds of IPL 2020The pacer has taken 20 wickets for the Delhi Capitals so farHe has also bowled the fastest ball in IPL history at 156.22 kmph

The Delhi Capitals will take on Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Sunday in Qualifier 2 of IPL 2020.

DC’s campaign this season has been anything but consistent. For the first half of IPL 2020, they ruled the roost and were way ahead of all other teams and looked comfortably placed to make it to the play-offs.

But then, needing just one win in their last five matches, they ended up losing four back-to-back games. It was a win in their last group stage clash against the Royal Challengers Bangalore that took them into the play-offs.

— Delhi Capitals (Tweeting from ) (@DelhiCapitals) November 7, 2020

One of the key reasons behind the success of Delhi Capitals has been their South African pace duo of Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada. The two pacers have taken 45 wickets between them for their franchise. But a recent dip in form of the two has affected the momentum of Delhi Capitals.

However, that hasn’t stopped Anrich Nortje from building his fan base all over the country. In a recent heart-warming gesture, a DC fan wrote a letter to the pacer saying that as long as Nortje is there, they know that the team can defend any total.

“Hey Anrich, this is Kranti from DC Toli. Hope you are doing good. You have been amazing this year. The kind of pace you are delivering is amazing.

“I’ve been supporting Delhi Capitals from past 13 years and I never feel secure in terms of bowling but you made me believe that DC’s bowling can be lethal and now even if we’ve to defend 150 I sit back and relax because my inner voice says ‘Nortje will handle’,” the fan wrote.

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