Archer speaks on the ‘smiling’ issue after Smith went down
Jofra Archer was caught smiling after he bowled a deadly bounder to Steve Smith which made the Aussie batsman went down the floor.
The day four of the second Test was indeed a horrifying one courtesy of Jofra Archer’s terrifying bowling to the man in form batsman Steve Smith.
The Australian batsman first suffered an injury on his hand. But he still continued to play as he thought it wasn’t a serious injury. Then after few overs, he was struck once again, this time right on the neck and he went down on the pitch.
While some English players went to check on him, Archer was seen smiling and he didn’t even check on him. He faced several criticisms for this reason.
However, the fast bowler clarified about the issue and claimed that his smiling has nothing to do with the Smith incident.
“I don’t know what I was thinking at the time. You don’t ever want to see (someone get hurt) or missing a day or another game, especially after what happened a few years ago. It’s never a nice sight.”
Archer was referring to Phillip Hughes, who died in November 2014 two days after being hit by a bouncer in the middle of the SCG during a Sheffield Shield match.