‘It felt like I had been ‘locked up in prison’: Anrich Nortje on quarantine period

Anrich Nortje

Anrich Nortje is happy for the fact that he is back hitting the nets after spending a mandatory quarantine period for a week. He stated that spending time alone in the hotel feeling like being locked up in a prison.

It’s good to be out and on the grass, and not on the balcony. I can’t explain, but it feels like I’ve been locked up in prison for some days, so it’s great to be outside.”

Nortje recently hit the nets for the first time since the novel coronavirus took the world by storm. He feels refreshed and happy. It was a bit on a slower side and would come to full flow within a couple of days.

I tried to take it easy on the first day. It will be more intense slowly but surely over the next few days. But it was so great to be bowling in an actual square.”

Anrich Nortje was recently added into Delhi Capitals’ squad as a replacement for Chris Woakes, who has pulled out of IPL 2020 to spend more time on his fitness. Nevertheless, Nortje is excited to bowl alongside Kagiso Rabada and is looking forward to make full use of the opportunity.

I look forward to bowling with KG (Kagiso Rabada) when he gets here, and I hope that makes us a potent bowling side. We’ve definitely got the pace. It will be interesting to see how the wickets play, but I’m sure all captains would want a couple of quicks in their side to make their job a little bit easier.

The 2020 edition of Indian Premier League is scheduled to start from 19th September 2020. The final of the tournament will be played on 10 November 2020. All the teams have reached UAE and begun their practice sessions. The schedule for the IPL 2020, though, is still awaited.