England won an absolute belter of a World Cup final against New Zealand on 14th July at Lord’s, the Home of Cricket. It was the maiden 50-over World Cup for Eoin Morgan and Co. as the won on the boundary count after the match as well as the super over ended in a tie.
The 24-year-old Barbados-born Jofra Archer was exceptional in the super over as the right-arm pacer kept his nerve and delivered at the greatest stage.
When Jofra’s father Frank Archer was asked about his son’s achievement, he said that his son was destined to deliver the goods when it mattered and further added, “I told Jofra that he will become the Michael Jordan of cricket. His involvement with cricket will bring in people from all backgrounds right across social, economic and cultural factors.”
When Frank was asked about the huge six over cow corner by Jimmy Neesham in the super over, he said, “The six made everybody a bit nervous. But he held his nerve and that’s what great players do. Credit to the skipper, Eoin Morgan, for entrusting him with that there was a lot riding on it and he repaid the faith. And the thing is, his story will get better. This is the Jofra Archer show, and it’s just started.”
Frank then went on to insist that the day is not far when his son will be considered as an all-rounder as he said, “Man, he can bat. If you’d seen any of his club teams when he comes out the opposition say this guy’s a number 8 batsman?’ His main job is bowling, but one day there will be a story of him coming out and winning a game with the bat.”