Jofra Archer, the English pace bowler, recently participated in a Podcast with his IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals (RR) where he opened up on his chronic back injury during his teenage.
The pace bowling sensation suffered an injury after making his journey to the WI U-19 level. He later moved to England and joined the national team.
Those were the darkest times
“You’re young and you want to play, you have got to make the most of your youth because before you know it, you’re 20, 21 or even 25 if you’re unlucky, and you’re still trialling and hoping to get a chance,” said Jofra in the podcast.
Jofra Archer also added that people stopped to take chances on you once you get older and hence the injury time was worst in his lifetime.
“Those were dark times to be honest; I spent two years out of cricket.”
Rajasthan got me for a bit more than I thought
Archer remembering his debut season in IPL with Rajasthan Royals stated that he didn’t expect to earn that much amount. He said that when franchise started to show interest on him, he got assured that he will definitely play the league. But, lastly, he ended more than expected.
“In the end Rajasthan got me for a bit more than I thought they should have! But I was still grateful regardless, and then in the next few months I ended up being in India.”
Jofra Archer was bought by Rajasthan Royal at INR 7.2 crore in 2018 which was his debut season too. He proved the deal as a golden deal when he took 15 wickets in 10 matches.
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