Jofra Archer, England’s premier fast bowler, came under the racism assault during the 1st Test match against New Zealand at Mount Maunganui. Archer was accosted by a member of the crowd as he walked towards the pavilion after scoring 30 from 50 balls during the 2nd innings of the Test match.
This incident made its way to the news and inflicted pain to the cricket community. New Zealand cricket board and team members also decided to owe apologies to the English fast bowler. Archer also spoke up about the incident and said:
“I found this incident as a real shame, when you come to another country you expect half of the fans to have a go at your cricket. If someone wants to shout at me and tell me I am bowling badly, that is fine. I may not agree but it is fine. It is part of the experience of being a touring cricketer.”
“To hear racism, though- that is another matter. There is no time or place for it in any walk of life, let alone cricket. It is just not called for”, he added. Archer’s anger is completely justified as cricket world does not offer a room for this type of sledges at any cost.