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Shoaib Akhtar slams Jofra Archer for being ‘discourteous’ on field

Shoaib Akhtar slams Jofra Archer for being ‘discourteous’ on field
Pakistani former fast-bowler, Shoaib Akhtar on Sunday slammed Archer for not showing the basic courtesy of checking on Smith after the Australian batsman fell on the ground by his bouncer during the second Ashes Test in London.

“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.

 

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.