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Stuart Broad Gives His Input On Jofra Archer’s Lethal Beamer To Hardik Pandya

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England seamer Stuart Broad has spoken up about the lethal beamer from his national teammate Jofra Archer. The England pacer bowled it to Hardik Pandya unintentionally as Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals squared off against each other in IPL 2020.

THE INCIDENT

Rajasthan Royals bowler Jofra Archer is one of the fastest pacers to grace the game in recent times. He has been a nightmare for several batsmen with his lethal pace and bouncers. This has earned him the tag of one of the most dangerous bowlers in world cricket.

The English paceman went one step further during the match against Mumbai Indians and bowled a beamer to Hardik Pandya. The speed of the ball read 152 kph and was directed at the batsman’s head. Pandya, however, was quick enough to duck the ball and avoid any kind of injuries or concussions.

Archer immediately put his hand up in apology and expressed that he bowled it unintentionally. Here is a look at what happened.

STUART BROAD REACTION

Stuart Broad Gives His Input On Jofra Archer's Lethal Beamer To Hardik Pandya

Archer’s fellow England teammate immediately reacted to the incident. He expressed his concern regarding the fact that no bowler ever intends to bowl delivery of that sort to any batsman.

He also appreciated the way Hardik Pandya played the lethal ball. Broad said that the best way to play such a delivery is to simply avoid it and Hardik did the right thing.

Here is what he wrote in his Tweet about the incident.

THE MATCH

Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals faced off against each other in the 20th match of IPL 2020. Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to bat first. The openers put on a decent show as Sharma and Quinton de Kock scored 35 (23) and 23 (15) for the opening stand.

However, it was Suryakumar Yadav who played a steady inning of 79 runs off 47 balls. He remained not out and helped his side reach nearly 200 runs. Hardik also slotted in with 30 off 19 as Mumbai set a target of 194 runs for RR to chase.

Rajasthan Royals did not have a great start to their innings and lost three wickets in quick succession. These included Yashasvi Jaiswal, Steve Smith, and Sanju Samson. Jos Buttler retaliated with a fighting knock of 70 runs off 44 balls but it proved futile as RR succumbed to a defeat by 57 runs.

NEXT UP

Rajasthan Royals have now lost three matches in a row and will look to bounce back when they face Delhi Capitals in the next encounter.

Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, have now won three in a row. They will look to keep their winning run intact when they take on DC in their next match on Sunday.

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