Jofra Archer isn’t having an ideal comeback to the IPL with him getting only 2 wickets in his first 3 matches and leaking runs at over 9 runs an over. Things got even worse for the Mumbai Indians fast bowler as he was hammered for 0/56 in 4 overs against Punjab Kings.
It was a forgettable, nightmarish bowling performance for the 2019 World Cup-winning fast bowler, Jofra Archer, as he was smoked for 14 runs an over by the PBKS batters, his worst hammering coming in his last over as Liam Livingstone cracked him for three sixes down the ground.
Jofra Archer had started the game on a positive note, giving away only 5 runs in his only over inside the powerplay.
The beating started in his second over, the 13th, when Jitesh Sharma creamed him for 3 fours. His next over, the 16th over, was another tight over, only 7 runs.
However, it all unraveled for MI’s expensive INR 8 crore signing when he came on to bowl the penultimate over of Punjab’s innings. Livingstone picked up the slower ball first, and then two back-of-length balls from Archer and deposited it – one six down the ground and two over long-on. Jofra Archer had a bemused look and he later also conceded 5 wides to finish the spell with 0/56.
This led to a spate of memes, jokes, and trolling on Twitter. Fans trolled Jofra Archer and Mumbai Indians for their poor bowling show as PBKS ransacked 214 runs.
Here are some of the memes and jokes on Jofra Archer:
Archer Archer…Where is Jofra Archer? Archer Admission????
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Mr. Jofra Archer 4 overs 56 pic.twitter.com/xiUDTePnnj
— Dinda Academy (@academy_dinda) May 3, 2023
Mukesh Ambani watching Joffra Archer’s performance pic.twitter.com/8aMHbzcY2t
— Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) May 3, 2023
— memes_hallabol (@memes_hallabol) May 3, 2023
— SwatKat💃 (@swatic12) May 3, 2023
After Seeing Jofra Archer
— Gems of Shorts (@Warlock_Shabby) May 3, 2023
Archer in today match pic.twitter.com/p0XCyWDuQ8
— RK (@MahiGOAT07) May 3, 2023
Archer ain't same after this pic.twitter.com/okYQLGxyTj
— 🧘🏻♂️ (@night_wiing) May 3, 2023
— vaibhav hatwal2 ◟̽◞̽ 🤧 (@vaibhav_hatwal2) May 3, 2023
Our akashdeep has bowled better than archer in this season 😭
— arfan (@Im__Arfan) May 3, 2023
Chris Jordan may not do worse than this version of Jofra Archer 🤭
— Saurabh Malhotra (@MalhotraSaurabh) May 3, 2023
Jofra Archer brutally beaten by Liam Livingstone and Jitesh Sharma 😭😂😂 pic.twitter.com/OM5OGDN3s1
— Sameer (@agonyofsameer) May 3, 2023
Jofra Archer and Arjun Tendulkar after in the dressing room. pic.twitter.com/6E8ve4v7Y9
— Sai Teja (@csaitheja) May 3, 2023
Liam Livingstone smoked 82 runs off 42 balls and Jitesh Sharma whacked 49 off 27 balls as PBKS plundered 214 runs. MI had chased 214 against RR a few days ago. Their fans would be hoping they could do a repeat of it against PBKS.
Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan(w), Cameron Green, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Nehal Wadhera, Jofra Archer, Piyush Chawla, Kumar Kartikeya, Akash Madhwal, Arshad Khan
Punjab Kings (Playing XI): Prabhsimran Singh, Shikhar Dhawan(c), Matthew Short, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma(w), Sam Curran, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Rishi Dhawan, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh