Jofra Archer Has More Complaints For The WiFi Than The Pitch
By CricShots - Mar 2, 2021 8:19 pm
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Amid the ongoing pitch debate, the fiery English pacer, Jofra Archer has said that pitches don’t matter, there is not much to complain about in life and matches finish quickly in England as well. However, the speedster added that batting wasn’t easy but one should expect the ball to spin in the Indian conditions. 

Jofra Archer
Jofra Archer

The quality of the Ahmedabad pitch for the pink-ball Test became the talk of the town ever since India won the match in just 2 days. As many as 30 wickets inside 5 sessions. Talking about the same, Jofra Archer said, “To me, it doesn’t matter what pitches we play on. There’s not much to complain about in life — apart from bad Wi-Fi, of course!”

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As per the quotes in Daily Mail, he further added, “The day-nighter I played against Glamorgan three years ago was over in five sessions and on the day I signed my first Sussex contract we beat Leicestershire inside two days, so matches finish quickly in England, too. Let’s be honest, we are in India and we have to expect the ball to spin. That’s fine. Although it doesn’t mean that batting is easy.”

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Jofra Archer complaint about the Wi-fi

Further, Archer stated that playing against the Indian spinners R Ashwin and Axar Patel in the first innings of the 3rd Test was hard and it was that moment when the team was encouraged to play “fearless” cricket by their captain Joe Root. With draw not helping England’s cause to qualify for the World Test Championship final, Root had realized that the team had nothing to lose.

Describing the same, Jofra Archer said, “In the first innings in Ahmedabad, it felt hard to get the ball away against their spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel. And so, ahead of the second innings, Joe Root encouraged us all to be fearless in our approach.”

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He further added, “He wanted us to realize we had nothing to lose and not to go into our shells, and he urged us to keep the same mentality for the rest of this series. Draws were no good to us in our quest to make the World Test Championship final, so it was important to be positive.”