Throughout the course of cricketing history, fast bowlers are found to be hostile by always looking to have a go at the batters. Particularly in Test cricket, the cricket fans have witnessed epic duels swelling the charm of rivalry between bat and ball.
Another such episode was on display when English pacer Jofra Archer delivered a strong spell against Australia’s Steve Smith in the ongoing Ashes series. The fiery bowling performance saw him hitting Smith’s neck, but he didn’t even bother to check on Smith.
This incident didn’t go down well with many fans including Pakistan’s former paceman Shoaib Akhtar who believes that Archer was on the wrong side to walk away without even inquiring about Smith’s health.
Sharing his views on his official Twitter handle, the 44-year old added that he always advocates aggressive bowling, but never supported the absence of compassion towards batters. Calling Archer’s walking away an ‘uncourteous act’, Akhtar also moved to discuss his playing days as he himself participated in many such battles.