Ahead of the second Test against West Indies, England pacer Jofra Archer stunned had stunned the cricket fraternity after breaching the biosecurity protocol. Archer had broken the protocol by driving back to his flat in Hove instead of going straight to Old Trafford. According to reports, the pacer had gone to his home to meet his dog.
The board took a strong action by axing him from the squad just a few hours from the second Test. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the players from both sides were bound to follow the regulations during the course of the Test series. Archer was also fined and warned for his actions and he had to stay in isolation for five days.
After testing negative for COVID-19 twice, Archer joined the England squad. However, he is unlikely to be a part of England’s Playing XI for the third Test at Old Trafford. Archer’s move invited a lot of criticism as many former players including Michael Holding and Nasser Hussain censured his decision. The Barbadian-born pacer even had to suffer racial abuse in the wake of the incident.
Salman Butt was banned for his involvement in 2010 fixing scandal
Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt, who was banned from competitive cricket for his involvement in fixing scandal in 2010, also slammed Archer for breaching the protocol. Speaking on his YouTube Channel, Butt said that Archer should not have broken the rules which are being laid amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, netizens responded to Butt’s comments by roasting him on social media. Butt, along with Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir, was banned for the fixing scandal. The then skipper Butt had orchestrated the Mohammad Amir’s deliberate no-balls in 2010 at Lord’s, in return for money offered by undercover journalist Mazhar Majeed posing as a bookmaker.
All the three players made their comeback to competitive cricket but only Amir has played international cricket so far. The speedster has plied his trade for Pakistan in all three ICC events– T20 World Cup, Champions Trophy and 2019 World Cup. Talking about Butt’s comeback to international cricket, chances of him donning the Pakistan jersey again look dim.
Here are the tweets:
*From Salman Butt* pic.twitter.com/ImaXdLSYn2
— Adi🇵🇰🦋 (@ftbladi) July 21, 2020
Exam question, define hypocrisy:
Salman Butt: https://t.co/K86kCZBjR8
— Imy (@PakCricket_) July 22, 2020
I have no words pic.twitter.com/WyzGxHfkwh
— Dennis Black Vigo (@DennisCricket_) July 22, 2020
Salman butt saying that: pic.twitter.com/KjeVUsZEpR
— Adi🇵🇰🦋 (@ftbladi) July 22, 2020
You Know What is the Best Joke ? When Salman Butt said on his YouTube Channel that Rules are Rules & Jofra Archer Should'nt have Broken them. Heheh#2010Terrible 💔
— Mani 🇵🇰 (@ManiTweets14) July 22, 2020
Salman Butt here, on the importance of following the rules
Next up, the McCann's on parenting .. https://t.co/wyYHbbVyo3
— Nellberg cricket 🏏 (@nellbergcricket) July 22, 2020
Salman Butt- The Man Of Rules And Principles.🤣 pic.twitter.com/hXxiauQz3m
— HaSham Naveed🥀 (@imhasham11) July 22, 2020
Woah, Salman Butt speaking about rules and not flouting them. This is pretty rich. This is so hilarious. https://t.co/Zb5AmSGkaJ
— Manish K Pathak (@manishpathak187) July 22, 2020
BREAKING!!! Oxford Institute for Ethics and Law has decided to appoint Salman Butt as its Director after watching this video! https://t.co/2cpBEjQJRU
— Umair (@MUmairNawaz) July 22, 2020
Salman Butt, you know the man who was sent to prison for cheating, says Jofra Archer 'shouldn't have broken rules'.
That's it. That's the joke pic.twitter.com/BsW33cbfrw
— Abhimanyu (@MadCrazyHatter_) July 22, 2020
— _ (@syed_mtaqi) July 21, 2020
Salman Butt, the convicted felon chimes in… https://t.co/jKZ0X3ysVC
— Brendan McRotta (@TefflonSouffle) July 22, 2020
— syed baqa saleem (@BaqaSyed) July 22, 2020
Anyone can learn from their past mistakes, the sole problem is that he has not accepted that he made a mistake. He puts the blame on others, while Amir, who people have started accepting despite making the same mistake as Salman Butt, accepted blame and asked for forgiveness.
— Hadi Jawa (@HadiJ159) July 23, 2020
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