Shoaib Akhtar slams Jofra Archer for his reaction to hitting Steve Smith in Ashes clash

Jofra Archer hit Steve Smith with a fierce bouncer during the second Ashes Test
hit with a fierce bouncer all through the second one Ashes Test (Picture: Getty)

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 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.



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.

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.



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