South African runner: “Not Bothered About Who’s Fastest” in response to Umran Malik comparisons
Anrich Nortje discussed how he is akin to Indian speedster Umran Malik and how helping his team win games is still more important to him than bowling the quickest ball.
“Yes, at this point I don’t care who is the fastest (bowler). What counts is how you can support the team; it doesn’t really matter who is the fastest or what a speed gun is. Of course, you think about how to improve your speed with your training techniques or whatever it is you do while I train or when I’m not playing. Although I don’t think about it when I’m on the field, I’ll keep working for it in the back of my mind “Thursday’s news conference, according to Nortje.
“Umran Malik is a quick-thinking and excellent bowler. He’s shown his skills in action. If he gets faster, great for him. If I can accelerate, that’s great for me. In my opinion, the focus should be on contributing and winning games rather than trying to bowl the fastest ball “Put him in.
The 28-year-old continued, “I’m not entirely recovered yet, but I’m improving.” He also talked about how his recovery period will help him maintain his strength going forward.
No, still. Still working on it and trying to pick up some knowledge. And physically, I’m only now getting there. It entails building and expanding it gradually. I haven’t yet arrived where I want to. I still have a ways to go because I absolutely judge my performance by where I was at the end of the IPL and the start of the World Cup the previous year “Commented Nortje.
“It is challenging because bowling and some other items are scarce. Since you can’t always go out and bowl 8 to 9 overs per day, it is quite constrained. But thus far, it’s been enjoyable and will be helpful to me in the future. In case there are any future aches or injuries, the following are some imperative lessons to learn:” He added.
When asked about the Proteas’ bench strength, Nortje had the following answer: “Everybody has been participating in the IPL or putting in a ton of effort at home. I therefore think that everyone has been in good health. The fact that occasionally players who are sitting on the bench do almost as well as those who are on the field is promising. To see how they do if given the chance would be really fascinating. I think Lungi Ngidi hasn’t played recently, so I’m curious to see whether they get the chance and how they perform.”