How a Manchester United star reacted to Jofra Archer's football skills
Jofra Archer is a medium-fast bowler for England, who originally hails from Barbados. Meanwhile Manchester United are the record 20-time champions of England.
English pacer Jofra Archer has become one of the most consistent and regular pacers in the side, with continued success across formats. While he has claimed 38 wickets in 11 Tests, he also has 29 in 16 ODIs and five in four T20Is.
Currently, Archer is on his national duty, taking on Australia in the ongoing three-match One-Dy International (ODI) series. He was recently involved in the second ODI at Old Trafford in Manchester, which England won by 24 runs, as they clash for the decider on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, during the second ODI, apart from his bowling skills, Archer also displayed his football skills. During a delivery to Alex Carey, which was defended straight to Archer, the latter approached the ball. But, instead of collecting it with his hands, he back flicked (nutmeg) it past the incoming player, skipper Eoin Morgan. Morgan seemed to amused that Archer beat him in that, while the latter shared a smile.
Later, Archer tweeted the video of the same, which grabbed the eyes of Manchester United starlet Marcus Rashford, who too seemed to be impressed by the former's tactics. Rashford replied to him, saying that the latter was on fire.
Later, Archer's teammate Sam Billings, too, replied on the former's video, asking Rashford as to how was the nutmeg. Rashford straightaway replied, "Live for it!".
Archer and his teammates would be looking to put up a show in the decider to clinch the series. He would be flying to the UAE, post the series, to play for Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL). RR finished in the seventh spot last season, as Archer would be aiming to change their fortunes by helping them win their first title since 2008.
Meanwhile, Rashford is preparing with United to start a fresh new season of the English Premier League (EPL), with United scheduled to take on Crystal Palace in their season opener at Old Trafford on Saturday. United finished in the third spot last season and are still in the hunt for their maiden title in the post-Ferguson era.