Anrich Nortje, the Delhi Capitals pacer, currently holds the record of the fastest ball in the history of the IPL, which he achieved in the IPL 2020 while bowling to Rajasthan Royals opener Jos Buttler.
The South African cranked up his pace and hurled down delivery with the speedometer showing the speed of 156.22 kph, which is now a record in the IPL. Anrich Nortje, who was roped in by the Capitals as a replacement for Chris Woakes, had a breakthrough season last year in the UAE where he picked up 22 wickets helping his side through to the final.
He has also bowled the second and third-fastest delivery of the IPL. He hasn’t got a game this season though. This record set by Anrich Nortje is the one to beat for other fast bowlers; he himself could be the one to do it again.
The IPL 2021, which was suspended in May after covid-19 cases in the franchises, is set to resume in September in the UAE.
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Anrich Nortje won’t mind if his compatriot Kagiso Rabada breaks his record of the fastest ball in the tournament’s history. In IPL 2019, Rabada bowled his fastest delivery clocking 154.23 kph. The right-arm speedster was the Orange Cap holder last season with 30 wickets to his name and was a crucial factor in Delhi’s surge to their maiden IPL final.
Rabada, till now has bowled the fastest ball in IPL 2021 – clocking 148.73 kph before the tournament was suspended.