We caught up with the Hero of the Day, Gideon Peters, after his four wickets and run-out sealed a victory for Northerns on day one of the Khaya Majola Week.
It was a magnificent performance from the Northerns speedster in the second innings, with figures of 4-7 in Border’s pursuit of a 33-run deficit.
The youngster bowled well as Border plummeted to 111 all-out in their first innings, taking 2-31. Peters managed to up his performance by picking up his pace and aggression in Gauteng’s blazing afternoon heat as he found an extra gear to help his side claim a victory.
‘I always try to bowl quickly, sometimes my body allows me to, sometimes it doesn’t,’ he told SACricketmag.com.
‘In the second innings, I bowled faster. My adrenaline kicked in, Hermann [Rolfes] told me to take it easy and rest for a bit, but I told him that I wanted to continue because I felt I could produce something.
‘I think the universe wanted me to perform. But I got a little bit of luck. I want to bowl quick and aggressive, that’s my game plan.’
Peters said he was thankful for his support system that helped him through a difficult period prior to the tournament.
‘My teammates supported me and believed in me even in the last few weeks when I was carrying a couple of injuries and wasn’t bowling that well.
‘This is what pushed me forward and motivated me. I thank my teammates and my support staff for that.’
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