Jofra Archer Reveals Ben Stokes' Words Of Encouragement Before Super Over In World Cup Final

Updated: 15 July 2019 17:52 IST

Ben Stokes' words of encouragement for Jofra Archer came after the fast bowler was hit for a six in the Super Over of the World Cup 2019 final.

 

Ben Stokes, England's World Cup 2019 hero, not only played a crucial role in the final against New Zealand with bat but also lifted his teammate Jofra Archer's morale ahead of the Super Over. Jofra Archer, who made a name for himself in his debut World Cup appearance, on Sunday revealed how Ben Stokes encouraged him after being hit for a six by James Neesham in the Super Over. The Barbadian also said he had no clue at that moment on how he would have reacted if England lost the World Cup 2019 final.

"I actually went to Morgs (Eoin Morgan) first, I had an idea I was going to do it (bowl the Super Over) but I wanted to double check that he wanted me to do it," said Archer said.

"I think it was going fine until the six, and then (Ben) Stokes told me even before the over: 'Win or lose, today does not define you. Everyone believes in you'.

"If we had lost today, I don't know what I would have done tomorrow," he added.

England won the World Cup 2019 title in dramatic fashion due to their superior boundary count in comparison to New Zealand in the final at Lord's.

Archer, who broke into the England's World Cup 2019 side, after his prolific run in T20 leagues around the world, picked 20 wickets in the tournament. It also helped him finish third in the most wicket takers list in the World Cup 2019.

(With IANS inputs)

Highlights
  • England won the World Cup 2019 title in dramatic fashion
  • Archer picked 20 wickets in the World Cup 2019
  • It also helped him finish third in the most wicket takers list
Related Articles
"Dhinchak Pooja Or Ranu Mondal?": Jofra Archer Gets Bizarre Questions After Seeking Help From Twitterverse
"Dhinchak Pooja Or Ranu Mondal?": Jofra Archer Gets Bizarre Questions After Seeking Help From Twitterverse
"World Is Changing, Becoming More Multicultural": Jofra Archer On Racism In Cricket, Football
"World Is Changing, Becoming More Multicultural": Jofra Archer On Racism In Cricket, Football
"Need To Push It A Lot Further": Jofra Archer Wants England To Build On World Cup Triumph
"Need To Push It A Lot Further": Jofra Archer Wants England To Build On World Cup Triumph
"You Bowl, I Bat": Kevin Pietersen Challenges Jofra Archer, Fans Go Crazy
"You Bowl, I Bat": Kevin Pietersen Challenges Jofra Archer, Fans Go Crazy
The Hundred: Joe Root Signed By Trent Rockets, Ben Stokes To Play For Northern Superchargers
The Hundred: Joe Root Signed By Trent Rockets, Ben Stokes To Play For Northern Superchargers
Advertisement