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Archer reveals his side of story on Smith incident

Archer reveals his side of story on Smith incident

English speedster Jofra Archer has made an impressive entry to Test cricket after enjoying great success in limited overs cricket as he rattled the Aussie batsmen in the 2nd Ashes Test at Lord’s recently.

However, the youngster faced a lot of backlash on his reaction after hitting Steve Smith on the head as he was seen laughing with his teammates while the batsman was being treated for pain.

In an interview, Archer clarified the whole situation as he said that his heart skipped a beat when he saw Smith go down after the nasty blow to the head.

“That is never the plan to hit a batsman. You are trying to get a wicket first. To see him go down, everyone stopped, and everyone’s heart skipped a beat. After he got up he was moving around, and you breathe a sigh of relief. No-one wants to see anyone getting carried off on a stretcher. It was a good challenge, a really good spell. For me, I wouldn’t like to see it end like that,” said Archer.