IPL Auction 2022: It's A Masterstroke, No Two Ways About It - Irfan Pathan On Jasprit Bumrah-Jofra Archer Combo

Updated - 14 Feb 2022, 12:01 PM

Irfan Pathan
Irfan Pathan (Image Credit: Instagram)

Mumbai Indians managed to lay their hands on England pacer, Jofra Archer, in the IPL auction 2022 who attracted a lot of attention despite being unavailable this year and also being unfit most of the time due to his elbow injury.

However, MI looked past the issue and they went after Archer in a bid to have Jasprit Bumrah and Archer opening the bowling sometime in the future. Speaking about the ‘masterstroke’ on Star Sports, Irfan Pathan said:

Jasprit Bumrah-Jofra Archer

Mumbai Indians were waiting for Archer’s name to come. It’s a masterstroke. There are no two ways about it. Even if Archer doesn’t play for one year, they will have Bumrah and Archer bowling together. It would be like Malinga and Bumrah bowling together for the franchise.

“Jofra Archer will be phenomenal with Bumrah” – Mohammad Kaif

Former cricketer Mohammad Kaif also chimed in, stating that Archer will be a terrific purchase in the long run. Other franchises will be jealous of the opening bowling combo of MI.

We have not seen him in action for over six months. We don’t know when will he return but will be an excellent pick for Mumbai in the next three-four years. He will be phenomenal with Bumrah,” Kaif said.

Jofra Archer
Jofra Archer (Image Credit: Twitter)

MI owner Aakash Ambani revealed the reasoning behind Archer’s purchase, implying that the bowling attack will be lethal in the future.

Although he is going to play next year, we are very happy to have Jofra and Bumrah make a lethal pair for our bowling attack,” Aakash added.

MI also brought Ishan Kishan and Tim David on board for INR 15.25 crores and 8.25 crores.

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