Twitter user exposes the anti-Indian side of new IPL recruit Jofra Archer
Archer was eventually bought by the Rajasthan Royals for a whopping INR 7.2 crores.
Updated - Jan 29, 2018 6:39 pm
The IPL 2018 auctions lived up to every bit of hype that was created around it. Some of the biggest stars failed to get the bids, and there were some rookies who fetched mega deals. Among the little known cricketers who managed to attract high bids was young Jofra Archer. The Indian cricket fans knew very little about Archer until the time the franchises lit up the auction room to bag his services.
He was eventually bought by the Rajasthan Royals for a whopping INR 7.2 crores. Soon, the fans started to fetch more information about him and the young cricketer became an overnight sensation. The success story of this 22-year old Jofra Archer has been quite amazing. He joined Sussex in a bid to make it to the English side some day.
For the Barbados-born Archer, this was more like following the footsteps of Chris Jordan from the Caribbean who went on to play for England. The moment of fame for Archer arrived at the Big Bash League though. He was roped in as the replacement for Tom Curran in the Hobart Hurricanes side. Soon, he made a name for himself with his fast bowling and handy ability with the bat.
He even bowled a delivery that clocked the speed of 94 mph. Needless to conclude, Jofra Archer is a talented man. But, here comes the surprising factor. Archer, seemingly, is not a big fan of India and the Indian cricketers. Rajasthan Royals posted a video of Archer on their official social media account.
“A message from West Indies cricketing sensation @craig_arch! Don’t let his good manners fool you. He’s a fierce competitor on the field, just like the Windies greats before him.#AbBajegaDanka #IPL2018 #IPLAuction #HallaBol,” they wrote in their tweet.
A message from West Indies cricketing sensation @craig_arch!
Don't let his good manners fool you. He's a fierce competitor on the field, just like the Windies greats before him.#AbBajegaDanka #IPL2018 #IPLAuction #HallaBol pic.twitter.com/wVP8roftW6
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) January 28, 2018
Twitter user shows the darker side of things
A Twitter user was quick to respond to the tweet and exposed how Jofra Archer used to post hate comments for India, and the Indian cricketers. The screenshots clearly suggested that Archer hated MS Dhoni as well.
Yep don't let his good manners fool you pic.twitter.com/bkQGjhvQyx
— Abhay Chaudhary (@ImAbhay3) January 28, 2018
The fans were certainly least impressed by these archived screenshots. Some fans mocked how Archer did not even feel the need to change his jersey whilst shooting the video. Others looked unhappy with his anti-Indian side.
Here is how the fans reacted:
Why are u destroying his IPL career ? ??
— Arnav Singh (@Arnavv43) January 28, 2018
You are exposing him badly ?
— Arfan ? (@Im__Arfan) January 28, 2018
Let him come to India . And let him see our hospitality. He will learn about India only when he will be here.
— Govind singh shekhawat (@govind8singh) January 29, 2018
Most of the IPL players are bloody mercenaries. No loyalty. Look at this moron @craig_arch who is recording a video in Hurricanes team jersey when asked by #RR to send them a video. They are paying him over a million USD and he can't even find some different shirt.
— Halal Pokemon (@DeeniPokemon) January 28, 2018
..When Dhoni sir wl blast him….he wl realise who Dhoni is…and what is the power of Indian…
— Dibya Nag (@DibyaNag2) January 29, 2018
What a retard. Why the hell would Rajasthan royals pickup someone who is anti Indian in Indian premier league ?
— Vik Reddy (@ursTrulyvikramr) January 29, 2018