In a world of batting dominion where the art of brutal fast bowling is on a decline, premium English fast bowler, Jofra Archer came back from his injury with a bang as he stunned the onlookers with an absolute scorcher to get the better of NMJ Reifer.
The year 2021 hasn’t been particularly good for the English express bowler, Jofra Archer as he has so far suffered major setbacks that have featured substantial injuries, sparking a dent big enough to dampen his spirits.
Formerly-copped elbow injury in the India England series followed by a cut in the elbow forced him to miss the currently-postponed 14th edition of Indian Premier League. Recuperating from his injury, he announced a comeback that witnessed him taking the field for Surrey Second XI against the likes of Sussex Second XI.
This was an ode to Jofra Archer’s screaming return to competitive cricket
As he announced his comeback to competitive cricket, the world was left amazed with an absolute pearler from Archer that claimed Sussex’s middle-order batsman, NMF Reifer. An inswinger that landed in the line of the timbre, started drifting down the leg-side for a while, inviting the batsman to glance it.
However, surprising everyone, the delivery took a turn and swiveled towards the off-stump, leaving very little space for the batsman to change his mind, especially with the speed of 140 clicks and it hurled onto his pads, even before he could realize. As soon as Archer went up in appeal, the umpire showed no hesitation whatsoever to point the finger towards the sky.
The delivery would rekindle anyone of the peach that was bowled by Mitchell Starc in the 2017 Ashes to claim the big wicket of a set James Vince.
The English fast bowler belted out a decent spell on his return that saw him claim a brace with his second wicket being that of James Taylor who holed out to substitute fielder Henderson to take a long back to the pavilion.