Mumbai Indians have signed Jofra Archer for INR 8 Cr at IPL 2022 Mega-Auctions. With this, Jofra Archer and Jasprit Bumrah will feature in the same XI. Considering both are top pacers of this era, it is an exciting partnership that the five-time champions have set up. In this article, we take a look at how Twitter reacted as Bumrah and Jofra Archer are set to play for Mumbai Indians.
Bumrah and Jofra Archer set to play for Mumbai Indians
English pacer Jofra Archer will not take part in IPL 2022. In the initial registrations for IPL 2022 Mega-Auctions, Jofra Archer’s name did not feature. However, in the shortlist that BCCI announced before the auctions, it came to light that Archer had registered for the event.
It was surprising considering Archer is nursing an injury at the moment. He missed IPL 2021 and other important events such as the T20 World Cup and the Ashes. There is still no clarity as to when he would return to the field. However, it is confirmed that he won’t take part in IPL 2022.
Mumbai Indians had been saving money throughout the auctions and it is now clear that it was for Jofra. From IPL 2023, they will have a top bowling line-up including Bumrah and the Englishman. For IPL 2022, though, other pacers whom Mumbai have signed are Basil Thampi and Jaydev Unadkat.
Twitter reacts to MI’s latest signing
Twitter was naturally excited at the prospect of witnessing Bumrah and Jofra play for the same team. Although that will not happen in 2022, the wait is still worth it because of the stature of both the cricketers. Along with his terrific bowling skills, Jofra also adds stability at No.8. Hence, signing him for INR 8 Cr can be considered a steal. In the section below, we take a look at how Twitter reacted to MI’s recent signing:
Cricket World ain't ready for Jasprit Bumrah and Jofra Archer combo. pic.twitter.com/SxXX1jpd8O— R A T N I S H (@LoyalSachinFan) February 13, 2022Advertisement
So the Archer mystery is resolved. That is what @mipaltan were saving up for. Bumrah and Archer in 2023!— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) February 13, 2022
Jofra Archer and Jasprit Bumrah together at Mumbai Indians in 2023 and beyond – arguably the two best T20 quicks in the world. Looks typically smart from Mumbai sacrificing a bit in season 1 of the cycle to be stronger after— Tim Wigmore (@timwig) February 13, 2022
MI with bumrah and archer pic.twitter.com/1b9zMhDbAd— Flighted Leggie 🏏 (@flighted_leggie) February 13, 2022Advertisement
Jofra Archer and Jasprit Bumrah playing for the same franchise! Remaining franchises should back off already.— Shivani Shukla (@iShivani_Shukla) February 13, 2022
MI chilling in 2022 and going to unleash Sam Curran, Jofra Archer and Mitchell Starc in 2023 along with Bumrah. Good luck everyone #IPLAuction— Gaurav Sundararaman (@gaurav_sundar) February 13, 2022Advertisement
Bumrah + Archer pic.twitter.com/7u2XrotvJp— PBSena🏇 (@PBSena1) February 13, 2022