Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag is regarded as one of the most destructive cricketers to have played for team India. During his playing days, Sehwag pummelled the likes of Dale Steyn, Shoaib Akhtar, and Brett Lee among many other legendary bowlers around the world. However, Sehwag is happy with the fact that he has retired now and is not facing the lethal pace sensation, Jofra Archer.
England’s pace sensation Jofra Archer has wonderfully made his space in the cricket world and it won’t be wrong to say that he is one of the greatest discoveries of the cricket world lately.
Currently, he is in tremendous form, while playing for Rajasthan Royals in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League. So far, Jofra has picked 15 wickets in 11 matches, while conceding only 6.61 runs per over this season.
On Thursday, Jofra Archer gave another stunning performance against Sunrisers Hyderabad, where he nipped out David Warner and Jonny Bairstow in consecutive overs. After his mesmerizing spell, Virender Sehwag was left in awe of his brilliance.
Speaking to Cricbuzz, Virender Sehwag was all praises for Jofra. He also claimed, jokingly that he is happy that he is sitting and talking about him instead of facing him on-field. He said:
“It’s not just because of the pace that Jofra Archer has been so successful and getting wickets. Even Kartik Tyagi is bowling in 140s. But it’s the ability to bowl great line and lengths that makes Archer such a good bowler. He forces batsmen into making mistakes all the time. If there is even a slight gap between the bat and ball, he castles the stumps, if the batter is late to play the ball, then he nicks him off.”
Virender Sehwag claimed that Jofra will be the most valuable player given how he has bowled so far in the tournament. He said:
“So I am quite sure he will be the most valuable player given how he has bowled thus far. I am happy to be retired and talking than facing Jofra Archer in the middle,”
Meanwhile, Rajasthan Royals will hope for Jofra Archer to continue with his brilliance for the rest of the matches, which are must-win for them.