Jofra Archer has said that if he left this time around he may have had to return to England early.
Jofra Archer, who recently returned to action in the 2021 County Championship, expressed his thoughts on the situation in India. The 26-year-old pacemaker was one of the star players overseas ahead of the IPL 2021, where he was going to play for the Rajasthan Royals. Unfortunately, an injury ruled him out of the tournament altogether.
Initially it was reported that Archer would return to the tournament in the middle of the season, however, it was later revealed that he had been excluded from the 2021 edition entirely. However, later the tournament was postponed indefinitely. due to the pandemic. In recent weeks, India has recorded more than 3 lakh cases per day.
Archer returned to professional cricket when he played for Sussex County Cricket Club in their Championship match. On the first day of the First Class match against Kent, he picked two wickets. After the match, during an interaction, the English pacemaker said that if he had indeed been to India, he would have to return home sooner.
It’s terrible in India right now: Jofra Archer
“It’s terrible in India at the moment and to be honest if I had been to India I probably would have been home early anyway, but I think that’s how it went. Hope if it is postponed for this year I hope I can go back but it was a tough decision not to go to India, ”said Archer in an interaction, uploaded by the Sussex club to their Official Youtube. channel.
During the same interaction, the pacemaker also expressed their willingness to make it to IPL 2021, on each repeat. All-rounder for the Rajasthan Royals and England, Ben Stokes, has also been banned from the 2021 IPL. Archer has also revealed he is unsure whether Stokes will be available when England start their test series against the New Zealand.
Jofra Archer further hinted that it is possible that Royals of Rajasthan would like to retain it. The Jaipur-based franchise has several stars overseas, but will only be allowed to hold onto ahead of the 2022 mega auction.