You know that the standards of fast bowling are quite high in the IPL when a perennial legend like Dale Steyn tweets like a fanboy, claiming that he would pay to watch the likes of Kagiso Rabada, Jofra Archer and Anrich Nortje crank up the speedometer.
Dale Steyn, who has set the highest possible standards for a fast bowler to match, took to Twitter on Thursday, to heap praise on the likes of Anrich Nortje, Jofra Archer, and Kagiso Rabada following their exploits in the fixture between Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals.
While Jofra Archer cranked up pace with consistency, it was Anrich Nortje, who raked up the headlines as he broke Dale Steyn’s record for the fastest delivery in the history of the IPL.
Nortje delivered a 156 22 km/h thunderbolt to Jos Buttler, before dismissing the English swashbuckler with yet another pacy delivery of 155.1 km/h.
“KG, Archer, Ana I’d have paid to watch them live tonight. Fast bowling is strong, and this competition is being dominated by these beasts!” Dale Steyn tweeted.
KG, Archer, Ana
I’d have paid to watch them live tonight.
Fast bowling is strong, and this competition is being dominated by these beasts!
— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) October 14, 2020
Overall, Nortje has breached the 150 km/h mark on a record 16 times this IPL season, and what is more incredible is the fact that three of the fastest deliveries ever bowled in the history of the competition are all credited in the name of the tearaway South African bolter.
Jofra Archer, on the other hand, has bowled a total of 15 deliveries in excess of 150 km/h.