Jofra Archer, the English pacer, has emerged as one of the most lethal fast bowlers across all formats in world cricket in the last couple of years. Another man sitting in that list is none other than the Indian pace spearhead, Jasprit Bumrah, who is widely regarded as the best fast bowler in world cricket.
The Indian Premier League acts as a hub of all the world-class players playing together and against each other in the biggest T20 league competition in the world. This does not only makes room for a lot of extravagant cricket but also for a lot more fun on and off the field. On Sunday, one such hilarious moment took place when Jofra Archer, the Rajasthan Royals’ leading pacer tried to imitate Jasprit Bumrah’s bowling action.
On Sunday, Rajasthan Royals were up against Mumbai Indians in match 45 of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Watch: Jofra Archer’s Imitation Of Jasprit Bumrah Leaves The Fans In Splits
Winning the toss, Mumbai Indians elected to bat first. Just as Jofra Archer got ready to bowl with the new ball, he was seen imitating Jasprit Bumrah’s bowling action.
Watch the video here:
— jimmy neesham simp (@markimoody) October 25, 2020
Fans on Twitter couldn’t control their emotions as they were left in splits when one of the finest bowlers in world cricket tried imitating the other and they came up with hilarious reactions to it.
— ✨ RM🇨🇮 ✨ (@the_serious_88) October 26, 2020
Someone has to say it:
Archer trying to imitate Bumrah is not cool.
— arj // ishan’s fan army (@unautrearj) October 25, 2020
Archer Imitate Bumrah Action pic.twitter.com/Mwc16Ft4aH
— 𝕽𝖚𝖒𝖆𝖓𝖆 𝕱𝖆𝖙𝖍𝖎𝖒𝖆 (@RumanaFathima96) October 25, 2020
Archer mimicking Bumrah’s action 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/TvdEGkiUR9
— 🎈 (@__Satz) October 25, 2020
“I hate to see Bumrah bowl” to imitating his runup.
Jofra Archer came a long way.
— 🅺🅳🆁 (@KDRtweets) October 25, 2020
— Bonkers 😎 (@bhhatu) October 25, 2020
Surely the fans cherished Archer’s imitation. Jofra Archer, himself would have been very happy, especially after the game, as Rajasthan Royals cruised to an 8-wicket win over Mumbai Indians to keep their playoff hopes alive. Batting first, Mumbai Indians finished on high score of 195/5 in their 20 overs, courtesy a Hardik Pandya special.
However, Ben Stokes and Sanju Samson spoiled the party for Mumbai Indians as they stormed through the Mumbai bowling unit and chased the target with ease. Stokes smashed a scintillating century and dedicated it to his ailing father.