Ashes 2019 managed to save Australia, but the battle that was going on between Australian batsman Steve Smith and England fast bowler Jofra Archer during this series was quite painful. During this series, Archer harassed Smith with his bouncer ball. Many times this happened when the ball went to Smith’s body.
Jofra Archer’s ruthless behavior was also seen many times during this series, after which he was heavily criticized. But now Archer has revealed that once during the series, when the ball hit Smith’s neck, he remembered former Australian player Philip Hughes. Let me tell you, Hughes died in 2014 after being bouncer in a home match.
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Archer spoke to TalkSport Radio So “My first reaction was that the ball hit his helmet, but after a while he fell. Everyone was saying ‘oh no’.”
Archer went on to say “Something happened to Phillip a few years ago. When you hit the ball at this place, you are in trouble. I’m just glad he came out and he batted in both matches.”
Remarkably, when Smith did not get the ball, there was a lot of criticism for Archer not going to him. After which Archer himself explained why he did not go to Smith.
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Archer had said, “It was not decided. Your attempt is to take the wicket first. When he fell down, everyone stopped and everyone’s heart was frightened.”
He said, “When he got up and started walking, I breathed a sigh of relief. Nobody wants to see someone moving on a stretcher. My spell was going well and I didn’t want that kind of an end.”
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