Ben Laughlin trolls Jofra Archer for batting failure in IPL 2018
Archer bagged as many as 3 ducks in the season.
Updated - Jun 2, 2018 2:26 pm
Young Barbados-born pace bowler Jofra Archer is a hot property in the cricket world at the moment. The pacer, who aspires to play for the English side, is one of the most sought after players in the T20 leagues. He has the ability to bowl with some serious pace, clocking 145 kmph on a consistent basis. Also, he is more than just handy with the bat and can hit the long ball if and when needed.
He shot to fame with his thunderous outing for the Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League 2017-18. Soon, he fetched an IPL contract and had an excellent time in the tournament for the Rajasthan Royals. Now, he is all set to be back with the Sussex team in the English cricket circuit. The official social media handle of the Sussex Cricket welcomed back Jofra Archer to their roster with a video on Twitter.
They posted a video in which Archer is seen playing a reverse scoop shot over the third man for a boundary. While the shot looked very good, an Australian speedster found something very unusual in it. Aussie pacer Ben Laughlin wasted very little time in trolling Archer in the post.
Interestingly, both Archer and Laughlin were teammates in the Rajasthan Royals camp this season. Laughlin commented on the video post to take a subtle dig at Archer’s poor batting form in the IPL this year. While Archer was one of the top guns for the Royals with the ball, his stint with the willow in hand was largely forgetful. He bagged as many as 3 ducks in the season.
Taking a dig at the same, Laughling mocked Jofra Archer by saying that he did not play such innovative shots in India. Archer did not really have anything much to say on the same and commented on the post saying, “3rd man up it had to come out.”
Here is what Ben Laughlin wrote in his response to the video:
“Didn’t see this one in India @craig_arch ???” Ben Laughlin wrote.
Didn’t see this one in India @craig_arch ???
— Ben Laughlin (@Benlaughlin55) June 1, 2018