Delhi Capitals on Friday announced that their South African fast bowler Anrich Nortje has joined the team's bio-secure bubble, after he tested negative for COVID-19 in three successive tests.
The DC also confirmed that Nortje was false positive in the initial round of testing following the end of his quarantine period.
"He's here. Our pace superstar is now out of quarantine. After a false positive result for COVID-19, Anrich Nortje tested negative thrice, and is now part of our team bubble. We can't wait to see him in action #YehHaiNayiDilli #IPL2021 @AnrichNortje02 @TajMahalMumbai," the DC wrote on their official Twitter profile.
Earlier, Chris Morris' South African teammate Kagiso Rabada played his first game of the 2021 season on Thursday against Rajasthan Royals. The game also featured David Miller, who was also a part of the contingent which arrived in India alongside Rabada and Nortje.
Miller (43-ball 62) and Chris Morris (18-ball 36) helped the Royals script a thrilling three-wicket win over Delhi Capitals at the Wankhede Stadium.
Delhi Capitals (DC) coach Ricky Ponting, in the post-match press conference, said that not letting Ashwin to bowl his full quota of overs against the Rajasthan Royals (RR) was a mistake and something that he will talk to captain Rishabh Pant and the rest of the team about.
"That's certainly something that we will talk about when I get a chance to sit down with the team," Ponting said in a press conference after the match, which DC lost by three wickets with two balls remaining.