Jofra Archer and Jos Buttler caught smiling: The two English cricketers smiling at a serious moment hasn’t gone down well with many fans.
During the fourth day of the second Test of the ongoing 2019 Ashes series between England and Australia at Lord’s, Australia batsman Steve Smith coped a nasty blow in the neck after he failed to get down on time against a brutal bouncer from England fast bowler Jofra Archer.
Smith, who collapsed straight after getting hit, received immediate medical attention as he was seen going through concussion Test on the ground. The 30-year old cricketer eventually walked off the ground to undergo more Tests.
It is worth mentioning that Archer had previously hit Smith on his forearm. With Smith coping a couple of blows in the same spell, it was advisable for him to get some treatment to avoid any significant trouble.
The moment Smith was hit saw plentiful fans and cricket experts expressing their concern on social media platform Twitter. For a brief period, there was a genuine worry which was circulating on the online platform.
A clip of Archer and England batsman Jos Buttler smiling while Smith was receiving the treatment on the ground has gone viral since then. A lot of fans are severely criticizing the English pair for their casual reaction in a serious situation.
Jofra Archer and Jos Buttler caught smiling:
6 short balls in an over and a half. Where did you think this was going to end up Archer?
And you’re cracking up laughing.
— Ed (@terkey76) August 17, 2019
How Twitter reacted:
Good to know where the lines are drawn. Almost an identical ball to the one that killed Phil Hughes – Archer & Buttler having a good laugh on camera while Smith on the ground #Ashes pic.twitter.com/DYp7Sxnpza
— Daniel Scherer (@iamdanscherer) August 17, 2019
Didn’t see it but what’s all this talk about Archer and Buttler laughing while Smith was down?
— Lee Hooper (@LeeHooper1) August 17, 2019
Jofra Archer & Jos buttler were laughing when Steve Smith got injured 👎 Horrible Behaviour 👎
— Arsalan (@i_BeingArsalan) August 17, 2019
#Ashes19 what a pathetic archer and buttler are if they want starc will hit them and smile then we see how it feel to lords
— Nakul yadav (@yadavnak4) August 17, 2019
i don’t understand why the fuck archer and buttler laughing? and this english crowd is so damn rude..just wait for the 3rd test and let starc come in..he will for sure give reason to smile you again blokes..#Ashes19
— Siddhant Sharma (@Siddhant2310) August 17, 2019
Archer & Buttler laughing. Disgraceful. #Ashes19
— Shane Brown (@shanebrown_25) August 17, 2019
Why was buttler and Archer laughing ??? Its nothing to be made fun of #Ashes19
— shailendra Singh (@shailendraGill) August 17, 2019
Smith getting hit in that spot brings back some terrible memories. To make it worse Archer decides to go back to his mark and have a laugh with Buttler instead of checking on the batsmen he just nailed. Screw you, you dirty piece of shit.
— Ahan’s Aussie Cricket Account 🇦🇺🏏🦘 (@AhanCricket) August 17, 2019
Nice to see the Aussies attacking Archer and Buttler for supposedly “laughing at Smith”. (Not acceptable if they did laugh at him)
This is the same team that taunted Trott when he went home with depression and burnout following Johnson’s spell at Brisbane but that was “Fine”
— Richard Wilson (@Richwilson1991) August 17, 2019
This is So Painful Steve Smith Was Down in Pain And These Guys Found it So Hilarious. Dear Buttler And Archer No One Asking You To Cry But You Are Not Supposed To Laugh As Well
— Prashant (@prashant_7_) August 17, 2019
Jos Buttler and Jofra Archer is laughing, When ball hit on Steve Smith’s neck, What the hell is that. @englandcricket teach some lessons of respect to those poor guys. Get well soon Champ @stevesmith49. U R a Rockstar.#Ashes19 #ENGvAUS pic.twitter.com/BNQCQTqndO
— JISHAN. (@iamsrkJishan_) August 17, 2019
It is worth mentioning that Buttler was among the first English cricketer to check on Smith when he got hit. While Archer also looked disturbed, it shouldn’t have been much of a problem if the duo smiled on something whilst Smith was receiving treatment on the ground.