Ace England pacer Jofra Archer has often been under the scrutiny of the English media and experts. Recently, former England skipper Michael Vaughan questioned his commitment to Test cricket which irked Archer who didn’t minced words while giving it back to Vaughan by saying that he doesn’t know him personally and is unaware of his motivations.
“Comments like ‘he’s not committed’ or ‘he’s not good enough’ appear as soon as you are not 110 percent. I find it quite annoying how people read into stuff and form their own opinions. I saw an article from Michael Vaughan in which he said, ‘if Jofra doesn’t love Test cricket, England needs to find out why.’ We’ve never had a conversation about cricket, so I found it a bit odd. He doesn’t know what makes me tick. He doesn’t know what’s driving me,” wrote Archer for Daily Mail
He further added that his attitude towards playing for England is unchanged. Archer said that he always wanted to play all the three formats for England and everytime he’s not picking up 3 or 4 wickets in the match, he’s placed under scrutiny which is not good.
“Let me be clear about something: I’ve never changed my attitude towards playing for England. I’ve always wanted to play all three formats. That hasn’t changed, and never will as far as I’m concerned. I always dreamed of playing Test cricket and don’t feel I’ve had a bad game so far — yet unless I am taking four or five wickets in an innings, I am placed under scrutiny and some people start trying to decipher what’s going on,” added Jofra Archer.
Archer revealed that he is still pretty new to International cricket and is trying to get better. He added that he takes inspirations from the pace duo of James Anderson and Stuart Broad.
“Everyone must start somewhere, and I am still relatively new to Test cricket. I am making my way, much the same as the two great bowlers in this England set-up, James Anderson and Stuart Broad once did. And I am happy with a bowling average of 31 so far because I can get better,” explained Jofra Archer.
Archer also gave an update on his elbow injury that he picked up in the test series against India and confirmed that he’s fit to play the 1st T20I