In a captivating turn of events during the Asia Cup 2023 final between India and Sri Lanka, an old tweet from England’s fast bowler Jofra Archer surfaced, garnering attention and praise across the cricketing community.
During the high-stakes final match, Mohammed Siraj delivered an outstanding performance that saw him pick up six wickets in just 7 overs. His incredible bowling figures of 7-1-21-6 sent shockwaves through the Sri Lankan batting lineup and significantly contributed in bundling out the opponent for a mere total of 50 in 15.2 overs.
Also, it was Siraj’s best bowling figures in the 50-overs format.
As social media users dug into Archer’s old tweet, they stumbled upon his 2015 post, which read, “5 for 4? Well bowled to you sir.”
5 for 4? Well bowled to you sir
— Jofra Archer (@JofraArcher) January 25, 2015
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‘Only Archer can predict this’
Fans believe that Archer’s tweet displayed a sense of admiration for Siraj’s remarkable bowling skills.
Only @JofraArcher can predict this
— Vakugu (@vakugu) September 17, 2023
Archer yr 😭😭
— Classic Mojito (@classic_mojito) September 17, 2023
— Aspirant (@aspirantsblog) September 17, 2023
Siraj’s extraordinary performance in the final match also set a new record for the fastest five-wicket haul in One Day International (ODI) cricket.
Cricket fans and IPL teams alike applauded Siraj for his historic achievement, and the resurgence of Archer’s tweet added a touch of nostalgia to the moment.
Riding on Siraj’s impressive spell of fast bowling, India bundled out Sri Lanka in their home ground for a paltry total of 50.
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) September 17, 2023
It was a SPELL! 🪄
— BCCI (@BCCI) September 17, 2023
6️⃣ wickets! 🥵
5️⃣ ⭐️ performance! 🎬
4️⃣ slips still in place! 🙌
3️⃣ cheers! 🥳
2️⃣ minutes of silence for the haters! 🤫
1️⃣ magician – Mohammed Siraj! ✨#PlayBold #AsiaCup2023 #INDvSL #AsiaCupFinal @mdsirajofficial pic.twitter.com/VvdH4Nl06B
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) September 17, 2023
Siraj blew away Sri Lanka! 🤯🔥
— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) September 17, 2023
Scenes at Colombo 💥
Courtesy: Mohd. 5IRAJ 🔥 pic.twitter.com/CCXuOkRR7n
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) September 17, 2023
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