Jofra Archer's reaction after beating Steve Smith with a bouncer was criticized on Sunday by former Pakistani fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar. Steve Smith was hit by a short ball from Jofra Archer, at a speed of 92.4 mph (148.7 km / h), on an unprotected part of his neck on day four of the second Ashes test at Lord. The right-handed man fell to the ground and stopped injured after a field treatment. Shoaib Akhtar, who ever threw the fastest delivery at 161.3 km / h, said he tweeted to throw the English-born Barbados fast bowler, who did not check Steve Smith and was seen moments later.
"Bouncer is part of the game, but every time a bowler hits a batsman on the head and he falls, courtesy requires the bowler to control him. It wasn't nice for Archer to just walk away while Smith was in pain. I was always the first to walk to the batsman, "Akhtar said in a tweet.
Bouncer is part of the game, but when a bowler hits a batsman on the head and he falls, courtesy requires the bowler to control him. It wasn't nice for Archer to just walk away while Smith was in pain. I was always the first to walk to the batsman.
– Shoaib Akhtar (@ shoaib100mph) August 18, 2019
After 46 minutes, Smith returned to the ground to resume his innings.
He was tricked by Chris Woakes for 92 points on 161 balls. Australia managed to score 250 in response to the first innings of England in total 258.
On the last day of the second Ashes Test, Smith was excluded from concussion play.
Previously, Smith made a successful comeback to the Test cricket after an annual ban for his involvement in the ball-messing scandal in South Africa last year.
The former captain scored centuries in consecutive innings of the first Ashes test to guide Australia to a 251 point win over England in Birmingham.
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