IPL 2020: Jofra Archer's Old Tweet Goes Viral After Dismissing Chris Gayle On 99
After Friday's clash between Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals, Jofra Archer's old tweet started doing rounds, with fans once again raving about the pacer's prophetic abilities.
Jofra Archer dismissed Chris Gayle on 99 on Friday
Archer's old tweet about not letting a batsman score a century went viral
Rajasthan Royals defeated Kings XI Punjab by seven wickets on Friday
Chris Gayle missed out on a century on Friday, falling to Rajasthan Royals fast-bowler Jofra Archer for 99. After the match, one of Archer's old tweets started doing rounds on the internet -- which was co-incidentally apt for the incidents that happened on the field. during Friday's clash. The viral tweet was about Archer claiming that if he was bowling, he wouldn't let the batsman score a hundred and co-incidentally that is what happened on Friday as he denied Gayle a well-deserved century by rattling his stumps on 99. "I know if I was bowling I know he wasn't getting da 100," Archer had tweeted in February, 2013.
I know if I was bowling I know he wasn't getting da 100— Jofra Archer (@JofraArcher) February 22, 2013
After missing out on his century by the narrowest possible margin, the Kings XI Punjab batsman lost his cool and threw his bat in frustration, which even led to him being fined 10 percent of his match fee.
Archer's Twitter archive which seems to be having posts for every occasion had one for this incident as well.
Archer's IPL franchise also retweeted his old tweet and wrote "100%".
100% True. https://t.co/D1NLzbdPU4— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) October 30, 2020
Archer continued his impressive run in the IPL 2020 as he returned with figures of 2/26 from his four overs, thus taking his wickets tally to 19 from 13 matches this season.
He is fourth on the leading wicket-takers' list, behind Kagiso Rabada, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami.
After restricting KXIP to 185/4, Rajasthan Royals chased down the total with 15 balls to spare and registered a comfortable seven-wicket win.
With this win, Rajasthan Royals have kept alive their playoff chances but they need to win their last league game and hope that other results also go in their favour.