In IPL 2022 Mega Auction, the most successful team in IPL history, Mumbai Indians surprised everyone by including England’s fast bowler Jofra Archer in his team by paying a huge price of Rs 8 crore. Now you must be thinking that Archer is such a good bowler. Then why the surprise about buying them? So, let us tell you that, Archer (Jofra Archar) will not be able to take part in this season due to his elbow injury.
Despite this, Mumbai spent so much money for them. After which many veterans have given their feedback on this matter. Now another new name of Irfan Pathan has also been added in this episode.
This is a masterstroke by Mumbai Indians: Irfan Pathan
Former Team India all-rounder Irfan Pathan has described the decision of Mumbai to include Archer in the team as his “master stroke”. According to him, with the arrival of Archer, now the lack of Lasith Malinga in Mumbai Indians will be filled. He said in a Star Sports show,
The team of Mumbai Indians was waiting for the name of Jofra Archer. This is a master stroke. There was absolutely no doubt in the mind of Mumbai Indians about Archer. Even if Archer doesn’t play for a year, it’s not a problem. Next time Bumrah and Archer will be seen bowling together. It will be like Lasith Malinga and Jasprit Bumrah bowling together
Bumrah and Archer will bowl together
Jofra Archer will not be able to be a part of IPL this year due to Kohli’s injury. But, next year when he comes back after recovering from all this, he will get Jasprit Bumrah as his partner. Batting in front of the pair of these two bowlers will not be easy for the batsmen of any team. When Jofra Archer’s name came up on the second day of the IPL auction, Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Mumbai Indians (MI) bid first.
Hyderabad also jumped into the tussle between Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals, but Mumbai had made up its mind to buy them. Rajasthan Royals wanted to bring back their old player but they did not have that much money, while Mumbai Indians had a lot of money left and they used it at the right time and played a big bet by buying Archer.