Jofra Archer’s form with the bat and ball might not have helped much Rajasthan Royals, but his old tweets has often helped him top the headlines recently. While it’s quite difficult to understand the reason behind his old tweets, their connection with recent incidents is surely beyond the word ‘understand’ for everyone.
His tweet prophecy has varied over a range of topics since 2019, even earning him a name “Nostradamus of cricket.” In last couple of weeks, his tweets somehow fit in recent incidents like Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma’s baby birth that is expected in January, Raina leaving the tournament and his cameo in one IPL match. In latest episode of Jofra “the Astrologer”, people found yet another old tweets of Jofra that mentioned AB de Villiers and his heroics in today’s match.
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After RR elected to bat first on a dry pitch, RR have a decent start as Robin Uthappa, opening for the first time this season, attacked RCB bowlers from the word go to play a nice cameo of 41 runs off just 22 balls. Though his partner, Ben Stokes looked sedate on the other end, Rajasthan Royals scored 52-1 in powerplay. After Smith and Buttler steadied the innings in middle overs, some late hitting from Smith and Tewatia meant RR finished with 177 runs on the board in 20 overs.
Royal Challengers Bangalore didn’t have a great start as they lost Aaron Finch early but RCB captain Virat Kohli and Padikkal kept the scoreboard moving before both of them departed on successive balls with 102 runs on the board. Next 5 overs produced just 41 runs as RCB needed 35 runs in last two overs to win the match.
This is where Jofra Archer’s prophecy and AB de Villiers’ ‘A’ game came in picture as he hit three consecutive sixes off Unadkat in the first three balls of 19th over. With equation coming down to 17 off 9 balls, de Villiers closed the chase with a six on 4th ball of 20th over.
AB de Villiers finished with 55 runs off just 22 balls at an astonishing strike rate of 250. Soon after the heroics, fans dig out Archer’s old tweet and here are the reactions:
Ab so special
— Jofra Archer (@JofraArcher) April 19, 2015