Last year, Jofra Archer stormed his way into the English team and made a long-lasting impact in Tests and ODIs. He was an integral member of England’s 2019 World Cup victory. As far as five-day affairs are concerned, Archer proved unplayable to most of the Aussie batsmen in the Ashes 2019 due to his lightning-fast pace bowling. Meanwhile, it was revealed that the 25-year old quick has lost his World Cup medal.
Jofra Archer’s 20 wickets at the mega tournament was the most by an English team member in their triumphant campaign. The Barbados-born speedster also assumed the responsibility to bowl the Super Over at the Lord’s in the final. His effort led the hosts to cross the line and lift the World Cup by virtue of boundary count.
But when asked about his medal that he earned, Archer disclosed that it had been hanging off a portrait. However, as he shifted to a new house, he couldn’t find it despite looking for it in every nook and corner. At the same time, Archer is confident that the medal is somewhere in the flat and during isolation, there is nothing left to do but find it rigorously.
“I had it hanging off a portrait someone did for me and sent to me, I had my medal hanging on that. I moved flat and the picture is on the new wall but there’s no medal. I turned the house upside down for about a week but I still haven’t managed to find it. I know it should be in the house so I will keep eyes out for it but I’ve gone mad looking for it already. There’s nothing else to do in isolation. It’s all hands on deck.” Archer said as quoted by Hindustan Times.
Jofra Archer was hesitant to bowl the Super Over at Lord’s:
In the conversation, Jofra Archer spilled the beans on his reluctancy to bowl the deciding over at the pressure final. However, since he was only a few games old, the Barbadian quick didn’t think he should voluntarily ask for it. In the heat of the moment, it just took place.
“Pretty late. I wasn’t sure until I had to go down there and warm up. That doesn’t mean I didn’t want it, I just didn’t think I was in a position to volunteer. I was just coming into the team, I’d played the least amount of games in the squad. I didn’t think it was my time to volunteer. It was the only Super Over of the whole tournament, I never actually thought about it or planned for the situation, it just happened.” he stated further.