Jofra Archer took a dig at former England captain Michael Vaughn who had raised questions on Archer’s commitment towards Test cricket. He (Archer) wrote a column for Daily Mail where he shared his thoughts on the same.
Jofra Archer reacted on former skipper Michael Vaughan’s comment on his commitment to red-ball cricket. Archer could play only two Tests in the recently concluded series against India which did not go well with Vaughn. Former England player had suggested the England cricket team to look for an option if Archer is not interested in Test cricket. But Archer was not amused with Vaughan’s comments and said “he doesn’t know what’s driving me”.
He wrote a column for Daily Mail where he said, “Comments like ‘he’s not committed’ or ‘he’s not good enough’ appear as soon as you are not 110 percent. I find it quite annoying how people read into stuff and form their own opinions.” He continued, “I saw an article from Michael Vaughan in which he said, ‘if Jofra doesn’t love Test cricket, England need to find out why.’ We’ve never had a conversation about cricket, so I found it a bit odd. He doesn’t know what makes me tick. He doesn’t know what’s driving me,” Archer wrote.
Archer speaks on his intention
Archer further added that he always dreamed of playing Test cricket. He clarified that his intention never changed and his attitude towards playing for England. “Let me be clear about something: I’ve never changed my attitude towards playing for England. I’ve always wanted to play all three formats. That hasn’t changed, and never will as far as I’m concerned. I always dreamed of playing Test cricket and don’t feel I’ve had a bad game so far — yet unless I am taking four or five wickets in an innings, I am placed under scrutiny and some people start trying to decipher what’s going on.”
He concluded, “Everyone must start somewhere, and I am still relatively new to Test cricket. I am making my way, much the same as the two great bowlers in this England set-up, James Anderson and Stuart Broad once did. And I am happy with a bowling average of 31 so far because I can get better.”