Shoaib Akhtar slams Jofra Archer for being ‘discourteous’ on field
“Bouncers are a part & parcel of the game but whenever a bowler hits a batsman on the head and he falls, courtesy requires that the bowler must go & check on him. It was not nice of Archer to just walk away while Smith was in pain. I was always the first one to run to the batsman,” Akhtar tweeted.
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) August 18, 2019
During his fiery spell on the fourth day of the second Ashes Test at Lord’s on Saturday, Archer struck Smith twice by a bouncer that clocked 92.4 miles per hour.
The body-blow forced Smith to retire hurt while batting on 80. Later Smith returned in less than an hour to take the crease even as a section of English crowd booed the batsman.
The former skipper was eventually dismissed just eight runs short of a century.