Archer losses World Cup medal, going crazy searching for it
England pacer Jofra Archer has lost his personal gold medal he won in the last World Cup. He’s searching it thoroughly, still looking, but doesn’t able to find it. The medal was somehow lost during the recent relocation.
Archer was in a circle of strangers before becoming one of the heroes of England’s only ODI World Cup win last summer. That way no one knew the fast bowler of Barbadian descent. Archer is a household name after winning the World Cup. Why not? He took the highest 20 wickets for England by bowling at an average of 23.05. On top of that, he also contributed a lot in the dramatic final in which England defeated New Zealand.
What a wonderful way it was to win the super over match against the Kiwis. Archer finds out much later that he has to do the super over, “I wasn’t sure I had to do it until I got there and warmed up. But that doesn’t mean I was reluctant. I didn’t really think I had to take the responsibility, because I played the least cricket in the squad before I joined the team. Moreover, it was the only super over of the tournament, for which I could not plan properly. The situation was actually happened.”
Archer told BBC Radio 5 Live that the medal had been lost when it came to the biggest commemoration of that unforgettable day.
“Someone sent me a portrait of me,” he said. “The medal was hung on the wall with it. I moved to a new flat, I have a picture on the new wall but no medal. I’ve been looking up and down the house for a week, but haven’t found it yet. I went crazy looking.”
After returning to London from Barbados last month, I had to spend in lockdown. This is annoying for a 25-year-old cricketer, and what else can he do but look for a medal?