England pacer Jofra Archer got into a heated conversation with former West Indies player Tino Best on Friday, after the end of day 3 of the first Test between the two sides.
It all turned on after the Tino raised qualms over Archer’s inclusion in England’s playing XI over experienced campaigner Stuart Broad.
Proposing to Archer’s normal bowling speed against West Indies on Day 3 of Southampton Test, Tino took to the Twitter and wrote,” Honestly why Archer playing before Broad chaaaaa fair is fair tho, cause u have Wood bowling 90+, And he’s bowling the same pace as Broad, I have no problem with Broad being pissed #EngVsWI ….. that’s not fair at all.”
The former Windies pacer’s comments did not go down well with his mate Archer, who plays for England. The Barbados-born fast bowler reacted, “With all this knowledge how are you not a coach yet?”
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Best came up with an aggressive reply in turn as he tweeted: “Don’t address me personally Young man, the fact remains your bowling toothpaste and u haven’t bowled Quickly since ASHES, now go sleep and get some rest for WI to beat ya ball in the second innings bye Jorfa.”
However, Tino later tweeted, Jofra and I apologize cause this isn’t the time to be going at each other with the world watching , when I only want to see u bowl frigging wheels and get us all excited again , I stay blessed and to everyone gassing this up chill out ain’t no Beef I just want to see”
Archer, who is playing his 8th Test match for England, continued wicketless on Day 3 of the Southampton Test. He bowled 22 overs and conceded 61 runs.
Broad, who has been watching the action in the 1st Test from the sidelines, said he has found the last few days tough to handle.
“I found out about 6 pm that night before the game. Stokes told me England would be going with an extra pace on these conditions. I spoke to Ed Smith last night, he said it was picked purely for this pitch. I wanted clarifications on the future going forward and I was given pretty positive feedback in going forward,” Broad told Sky Sports.
“I’m not a particularly emotional person but I’ve found the last couple of days quite tough; to say I’m disappointed would be an understatement. You get disappointed if you drop your phone and break your screen, ” he added.