Anrich Nortje Impresses With Brute Pace On Test Debut, Twitter Reacts
The longer version of the game always asks to give the best of the player in order to survive in the game. On Thursday, South Africa’s fast bowler Anrich Nortje made his entry into the Test format of the game and straightaway impressed everyone with his brute pace mixed with consistency.
On a sporting wicket, the fast-bowling pair of South Africa Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje bowled with their heart out. However, riding on the luck factor, the Indian opening duo Mayank Agarwal and Rohit Sharma survived the world-class line and lengths.
Anrich Nortje made his Test debut:
During the course, Anrich Nortje looked lethal with the ball delivering brute pace on each of his deliveries. He also hit the ball on the Mayank Agarwal helmet, which caressed to the boundary. However, thankfully, no damage has happened for India, as Mayank is fine with his helmet.
Later, it was Kagiso Rabada, who found the perfect length to get the better off Rohit Sharma in the final delivery of the 10th over. Despite the wicket, Mayank Agarwal and Cheteshwar Pujara continued their success story in the middle to make things fall in place.
Earlier in the day, it was once again Virat Kohli, who won the toss, opted to bat first. They asked Umesh Yadav to roll his arm in the Test match while the all-rounder Hanuma Vihari has been left out. Speaking of the exclusion, Virat Kohli feels that the change is mostly to get the balance right rather than anything else.
On the other hand, South Africa also made only one change to the lineup that played in Visakhapatnam. They asked Anrich Nortje to make his debut, who replaced Dane Piedt. Anrich indeed stole the show during the morning session on Day 1 with his brilliant display of fast bowling.
Here are a few tweets:
Anrich Nortje with a test debut for the Proteas. 🔥 Well deserved son 🔥🔥
Missed out on the world cup 😩😩😩
— Sabeeha Majid ♥🇿🇦 (@SabeehaMajid) October 10, 2019
Terrific stuff from both the pacers. They've been absolutely hapless while both the openers have enjoyed some luck. Eager to watch what Anrich Nortje has up his sleeve. #INDvsSA
— Sparsh Telang (@_cricketsparsh) October 10, 2019
Jeez great pace from Anrich Nortje, that hit Agarwal's helmet and flied to the boundary!!
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) October 10, 2019
Anrich Nortje shows in his first over that even in spin condition a pacer makes a difference for batsman with the speed
— Rashid Azmi (@Rashidazmi7) October 10, 2019
Anrich Nortje is doing what he's known for.His Pace clicking 145-150 kmp/h.
Unlucky to miss out the WC#INDvsSA
— Mohit Sharma (@mohitsharma13_) October 10, 2019
— Jayesh Ghasakata (@JayeshGhasakata) October 10, 2019
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) October 10, 2019
Anrich Nortje has been on 🔥 since morning…gun pace 🔥🔥#INDvsSA
— Sampreetian FC 😎🇮🇳🔥 (@Viratian_1997) October 10, 2019
Yes. The rain has livened up the pitch, and the Saffers are in it big time. Great addition this Anrich Nortje, looks super fast.
— Kumar Rupesh (@Kumarrupeshhh) October 10, 2019
Anrich Nortje bowling some serious heat here 🔥🔥 #INDvSA
— Daniel Brits 🔰 (@DanBrits87) October 10, 2019
Anrich Nortje has some serious pace. Constantly above 140 kmph. He needs to partner Rabada more than Philander with the new ball. #INDvsSA
— Romnix (@Romnix1) October 10, 2019