Jofra Archer replies to a fan trying to scare him with a ‘headless’ Steve Smith

Jofra Archer replies to a fan trying to scare him with a ‘headless’ Steve Smith

Earlier, Archer's bouncer to Smith meant that the latter was ruled out of the Lord's Test.

Jofra Archer
Jofra Archer. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Jofra Archer had a fearsome Test debut at the Lord’s against Australia. He replaced James Anderson, who developed a calf injury and bowled with sheer ferocity to ruffle the feathers of the batsman. Even Steve Smith, arguably the best batsman of Ashes 2019, had to face his wrath. There were very instances when the batsman was caught napping, but Archer got the better of him.

On the fourth day of the second Test, the Barbados-born speedster smacked Smith around the neck and got him on his knees. Smith was shaken by the blow and he lay on the ground. Thereafter, the physios rushed on to the park and treated. Smith retired hurt on the score of 80 and then had to undergo a concussion test. Even after getting injured Smith came out to bat again.

Unfortunately, he couldn’t get his third consecutive century. He was trapped plumb in front by Chris Woakes when he was at the score of 92. Smith was ruled out of the remainder of the Test and Marnus Labuschagne came in as a concussion substitute. Marnus batted in the second innings and scored a gutsy half-century and that helped the Aussies evade defeat at the Home of Cricket.

Archer even smacked Labuschagne in the helmet when the batsman was new to the crease. Archer was a tough nut to crack even in the second innings. He picked up the first two wickets in the form of David Warner and Usman Khawaja. He also peppered skipper Tim Paine with a barrage of short-pitched balls and got rid of the opposition captain with a bumper itself.

After the match, Archer posted a rather hilarious message on Twitter. He posted a GIF where an old man can be seen losing his stick when he was trying to get up from his sofa. Archer captioned the GIF and wrote, “Me getting out of bed tomorrow morning,”

Here is Archer’s first tweet

In the meantime, a Twitter handle by the name of Jack Ashbourne tried to scare Archer, posting a GIF of a headless man, relating it to Smith. The Twitter user captioned the GIF and wrote, “Steve smith getting up this morning…”

Here is the fan tweet

Archer is an experienced person on social media. He didn’t get ruffled by the tweet and replied in a cheeky manner. He reverted and wrote, “Naughty”

Here is Archer’s reply to the fan