West Indian-born pacer Jofra Archer had a memorable debut World Cup for England this year as he won the champions’ medal. The pacer also did a good job individually by claiming 20 wickets in the tournament to finish as the third-best after Australia’s Mitchell Starc (27) and New Zealand’s Lockie Ferguson (21). The 24-year-old was fast-tracked by the England cricket authorities to play in this World Cup and it proved to be a worthy move.
Meanwhile, the young quick attempted the bottlecap challenge, something people all over the world are doing in recent times. From netizens to celebrities, there has been no dearth in attempting the cap-removal challenge. People are attempting various ways to do the same — be it through kicking or by practising any other gymnastics.
Archer, meanwhile, tried to do the same with his bowling and it was an absolute treat to watch. Recently, former cricketer Yuvraj Singh and current opener Shikhar Dhawan also did what they do best to dislodge the bottle caps – by playing shots with their bat.
Archer spread awareness about recycling plastic bottles
During his challenge, Jofra also tried to spread awareness about recycling plastic bottles. In a video that went viral showing him knocking over the cap of one of the three plastic bottles kept as stumps, it falls into a dustbin.
— Jofra Archer (@JofraArcher) July 19, 2019
In his tweet which Archer posted the video, he wrote: “Check out this ♻ version of the #bottlecapchallenge for Coca-Cola. When you recycle your empty bottles, remember to keep the cap on!”
Jofra came under special limelight when he bowled the super over intense moments against New Zealand in the final of the cricket World Cup at Lord’s on July 14. The Black Caps required 16 runs to win and despite conceding a six to James Neesham, Jofra managed to restrict the opponents to 15 runs and the tie gave his team its maiden World Cup by the virtue of hitting more boundaries.
Jofra’s father Frank was immensely impressed with his son’s performance in such a high-pressure situation and even felt that the former will go on to become Michael Jordan of cricket and inspire many others to take up the sport which is still seen as ‘elitist’ by many.
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