Jofra Archer has had a great last few months. The Barbados born fast bowler joined the Sussex county side in 2016, making a name for himself and was ultimately drafted into the Hobart Hurricanes side, as a replacement for Tom Curran in the ongoing BBL.
He set the BBL on fire this year, taking crucial wickets(even clocking 94mph) and being extremely handy with the bat, lower down the order.
Archer was always going to be a huge pick in the IPL auction, considering the high-flying season he was having ‘Down Under’.
And that is exactly how it panned out.
Franchises went all in for the talented all-rounder, but in the end it was Rajasthan Royals who secured the services of the maverick youngster.
After the auction, Rajasthan Royals posted a video of Archer acknowledging his new franchise, and how he was excited to be a part of IPL 2018.
“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,” read the 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
But that wasn’t the end of that, as a Twitter user dug deep and exposed Archer’s tweets from the past, which were aimed at bringing down MS Dhoni and India.
Yep don’t let his good manners fool you pic.twitter.com/bkQGjhvQyx
— Abhay Chaudhary (@ImAbhay3) January 28, 2018
The screenshots cleary suggest that Jofra isn’t the biggest fan of Indian cricket or MS Dhoni.
Twitter users immediately jumped over the revelation, bringing down Jofra in every way possible.
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
..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
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