‘Garmi bahut hai par theek hai’ – Anrich Nortje’s cheeky reply in Hindi perfectly sums up UAE conditions
Anrich Norjte dominated with the ball during the 13th edition of the IPL.
Updated - Sep 18, 2021 7:04 pm
Delhi Capitals are currently sitting pretty at the top of the table with 12 points in the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The Capitals performed well as a unit under the leadership of wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant and played an aggressive brand of cricket. Although the side had to deal with a fair of injuries to players, the team yet had players stepping up at crucial junctures such as Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw and Marcus Stonis.
But few players like Shreyas Iyer and Anrich Norjte have returned to the fold for the start of the UAE leg of the IPL, which will begin on September 19. While Iyer will straightway slot in the middle-order of the Capitals batting line-up, Norjte yet again will be the main strike bowler for the team along with Kagiso Rabada.
Ahead of the Capitals UAE leg resumption, Norjte was seen sweating it out in the nets and trying to get into the groove for the remainder of the season. Considering it is peak summer in the UAE, Norjte was seen sweating. Nonetheless, he saw the fun side of it and gave a cheeky reply in Hindi to just lift the morale of his teammates.
The South African speedster was caught in the action by Delhi Capitals TV #CapitalsUnplugged wherein he was asked about how he felt seeing the boys after the quarantine. “Garmi bahut hai, but theek hai”! As soon as Norjte answered the question in Hindi, he had a cheeky smile on his face.
The Capitals shared the video on their official Twitter account and gave a fitting caption to the Post. “Hopefully we can repeat what we did in that year in Dubai.”
"Hopefully we can repeat what we did in that year in Dubai." 👊🏼
Speedster @AnrichNortje02 talked to us about being back with the DC family at the same venue where he dominated during the 2020 season 🙌🏼🤩#YehHaiNayiDilli #CapitalsUnplugged #IPL2021 @OctaFX pic.twitter.com/pqkGCt6Hks
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) September 18, 2021
Ricky Ponting is ecstatic to have Shreyas Iyer back for the UAE leg of IPL
Ricky Ponting Capitals’ head coach is happy in seeing Shreyas Iyer back for the remainder of the season. The 26-year-old missed the first half of IPL due to a shoulder injury. But he has successfully returned from it and will be back in the team as their lead batter. Ponting said Iyer is a ‘world-class’ player and his infectious attitude rubs nicely among other teammates.
Capitals begin their UAE leg of IPL on Wednesday (22 September) against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).