IPL 2020: Jofra Archer’s old tweet goes viral after his sensational catch against Mumbai Indians
Archer had tweeted about 'catch of the IPL' in 2014 and the fans were quick to make it viral, saying that the all-rounder already knew about his latest catch.
Updated - Nov 3, 2020 12:34 pm
The cricketing fraternity seems to have developed a habit of digging Jofra Archer’s old tweets whenever something notable happens on the cricket field and it is rarely disappointed. England all-rounder has a tweet for almost every incident that takes place on the field. And on Sunday, another old tweet from his huge collection went viral thanks to his breathtaking catch during the match between Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians.
Archer took a stunner to send back Ishan Kishan. The Barbados-born allrounder pulled off a one-handed catch to leave everyone present on the field stunned. With the Mumbai Indians 90 for 1 in the 11th over, Kishan slashed a shot straight towards Archer at third man. The England star had initially misjudged the catch as he had come forward but made a timely jump and caught the ball with one hand to complete an unbelievable grab.
Soon after the catch, the social media was abuzz praising the Royals star before one of his own tweets became viral. Archer had tweeted about ‘catch of the IPL’ in 2014 and the fans were quick to make it viral, saying that the all-rounder already knew about his latest catch.
Here is the tweet:
Catch of the ipl
— Jofra Archer (@JofraArcher) May 19, 2014
Rajasthan Royals thrash Mumbai Indians in high-scoring thriller:
Royals beat the defending champions by eight wickets on Sunday to keep their playoff hopes on track. Chasing a mammoth target of 196, the inaugural winners of the IPL crossed the finishing line with ease in the 19th over. Ben Stokes starred with the bat, scoring an unbeaten century while Sanju Samson scored an unbeaten fifty.
Batting first, Mumbai Indians finished their innings on 195 for 5 thanks to Hardik Pandya’s whirlwind knock of 60* from just 21 balls. The allrounder smashed two fours and seven sixes during his stunning knock. For Royals, Jofra Archer and Shreyas Gopal picked two wickets apiece while Ankit Rajpoot had a day to forget as he went for 60 runs off 4 overs.
With the bat, Royals were off to a shaky start with Robin Uthappa and captain Steve Smith departing for 13 and 11 respectively. Ben Stokes and Samson then shared an unbeaten stand of 152 to guide their side to its fifth win of the season. Stokes scored 107* off 60 balls while Samson scored 54* off 31 balls.