The England pacer Jofra Archer got slammed heavily on social media networks because of his irresponsible behaviour after he hit the Australian batsman Steve Smith with his bouncer. The incident took place in the second test match of the ongoing Ashes test series in which the Barbados born cricketer made his test debut.
Steve Smith has been performing well for his team and in this innings, he was looking strong at the score of 80 when he was hit under the chin by Archer’s bouncer which came at a speed of 92.4 mph. As the ball hit Steve, he went down on the ground and it was quite evident that he was under severe pain. While almost all the English players went to him, Jofra chose otherwise as he went to his teammate Jos Buttler and was seen smiling.
Former Pakistani pacer Shoaib Akhtar also didn’t like what Jofra Archer did and he took to the micro-blogging site Twitter to express his unhappiness over it.
Shoaib Akhtar tweeted, “Bouncers are a part & parcel of the game but whenever a bowler hits a batsman on the head and he falls, courtesy requires that the bowler must go & check on him. It was not nice of Archer to just walk away while Smith was in pain. I was always the first one to run to the batsman.”
Here’s the tweet:
Bouncers are a part & parcel of the game but whenever a bowler hits a batsman on the head and he falls, courtesy requires that the bowler must go & check on him. It was not nice of Archer to just walk away while Smith was in pain. I was always the first one to run to the batsman.
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) August 18, 2019
While the Pakistani bowler slammed Jofra Archer, the former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh chose to add some humour in Shoaib’s tweet.
Yuvraj wrote, “Yes you did! But your actual words were hope your alright mate cause there are a few more coming 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤪”
Check out Yuvi’s tweet:
Yes you did ! But your actual words were hope your alright mate cause there are a few more coming 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤪
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) August 19, 2019
Social media users loved Yuvi’s reaction on the tweet of Shoaib Akhtar and this is how fans reacted:
Sarcasm at it's best😅😅bow down to @YUVSTRONG12 sir 😀
— Aastha_Maithani (@AsthaMaithani) August 19, 2019
Mr Akhtar,What Yuvraj singh wants to say here is:-👇👇👇👇👇👇 pic.twitter.com/PIfSFXchDY
— Er Mujib Ansari🇮🇳 (@MujibAnsariMBA) August 19, 2019
dhaga khol diya bhai ne aj🤣😂
— Priyanka Choudhary (@Priyank92678508) August 19, 2019
Sarcastic Burnol to @shoaib100mph
— thewhitewolf_ck (@chaitanya_kokil) August 19, 2019
You r still hitting sixes.. Can't keep you outta the game.
— M Vinothkumar (@VinodMahadevan) August 19, 2019
Keisha ko teisha 👌 Perfectly said 👌
— esskayem (@esskayem08) August 19, 2019
— Ajay Negi (@Ajayim) August 19, 2019
— Garv (@imgarvmalik) August 19, 2019
Savage from YUVI 😁😂
— ashish sinha (@ashswappy) August 19, 2019
Miss u yuvi ..You were the colour of indain team …Nobody can replace u …
— passenger (@miss_u_afilov) August 19, 2019
Shoaib and Yuvraj have played against each other a lot but their on-field rivalry has never affected their friendship.
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