Shoaib Akhtar has criticised Jofra Archer for his reaction after hitting Steve Smith with a fierce bouncer in the second one Ashes Test.
Archer produced probably the most quickest spells Test cricket has observed this decade on day 4 at Lord’s and hit former Australia captain Smith two times.
After being struck at the forearm, Smith was once hit in the neck via a brutal bouncer and had to depart the sphere to go through concussion checks.
Smith resumed his innings however departed for 92 and was once due to this fact dominated out of the remainder of the Test fit due to concussion.
Bouncers are an element & parcel of the sport however on every occasion a bowler hits a batsman at the head and he falls, courtesy calls for that the bowler will have to cross & take a look at on him. It was once now not great of Archer to simply stroll away whilst Smith was once in ache. I used to be at all times the primary one to run to the batsman.
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) August 18, 2019
The England group have been fast to attend to Smith after the incident however Pakistan legend Akhtar tweeted: ‘Bouncers are section and parcel of the sport.
‘But on every occasion a bowler hits a batsman at the head and he falls, courtesy calls for that the bowler will have to cross and take a look at 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.’
Archer first of all went to stroll again to his run-up after hitting Smith however was once then observed checking at the Australian famous person, who scored dual heaps in the 251-run win at Edgbaston final week.
Smith is distributed tumbling to the turf as he is stuck at the chin via a brief Archer supply and retires on 80.
— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) August 17, 2019
Reflecting on Archer’s brutal spell, former England captain Michael Vaughan mentioned: ‘With Archer, I’m excited for the following few years of Test fit cricket – we’ve were given a famous person.
‘I remember Steve Harmison getting his 8-for, but I don’t commit it to memory being as fast as Archer. You may get a way of the gang, it was once like when all of the bars emptied as a result of Freddie arrived out in the center.
‘I have never seen the ground like it was today for a bowler. It was an amazing atmosphere.’
England World Cup famous person Archer claimed figures of 2-59 from 29 overs in his first style of Test cricket.