Jofra Archer
Jofra Archer (Credits: Sky Sports)

Former West Indies pacer Tino Best and Jofra Archer were involved in an ugly spat on Twitter. Known for his outspoken nature, Tino Best started it all as he seemingly took a dig at Jofra Archer’s performance during England’s 1-0 defeat in Test series in New Zealand. Jofra Archer, who had a stunning summer with England, failed to live up to the expectations.

In the last summer, Jofra Archer helped England win the World Cup by finishing the tournament as their highest wicket-taker. Just days later, he made his Test debut and made an instant impression. In the four Ashes Tests, he picked up a staggering 22 wickets with the help of two five-wicket hauls. He also troubled Australia pacer with his pace and most notably hit Steve Smith on the head.

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However, he failed to live up to his reputation in New Zealand. To everyone’s surprise, he was also struggling to bowl at his usual speed. In two matches, he bowled 82 overs but managed to pick up just a couple of wickets. England lost the two-match series 1-0 after suffering an innings defeat in the first game.

Jofra Archer
Jofra Archer (Credits: Getty)

Tino Best takes on Jofra Archer:

Days after the series ended, Tino Best decided to rub salt on Jofra Archer’s wounds by taking a sly dig at his performance in New Zealand. The ex-cricketer sarcastically expressed his worry over the drop in Archer’s pace as he wrote:

“Is anyone concerned that Archer is bowling so slow and only in his second series???? Even in the 1st test pace was down ever tho he had so much rest before NZ tour ?? Is he HURT ?? like we need to take the Right Hand Fast and put him to Medium- Fast.”

Jofra Archer did notice the tweet and duly replied to it, writing:

“The captain and I aren’t worried but thank you for concern I really appreciate it ??”

But Best was not impressed with Jofra Archer’s reply and hit back by saying that players of current generation do not know about how to take constructive criticism.

“The problem with this generation is NO one can take constructive criticism I have the same issue with my son , every young person thinks when u speak to them it’s disrespectful wow , well u live and u learn according to the OLD folks,” he wrote.

Jofra Archer, however, was having none of it as he wrote that Best could have messaged him personally instead of posting all his observations on Twitter.

“If that was really your intention you would of messaged me personally, Barbados isn’t big you could of gotten into contact with me but go on have your moment on Twitter,” wrote Archer.