England pacer Jofra Archer was acquired by Mumbai Indians for Rs 8 crore during the accelerated part of the Indian Premier League (IPL) mega auction on Sunday.
MI owner opened up during the break at the IPL 2022 Mega Auction over why the MI franchise went after him and got him eventually for a sum of Rs 8 crore.
He said, “Jofra has been a player Mahela gave first professional debut to. So happy to get them together. Very happy for Jof and Boom to make for a lethal attack.
Akash also felt happy to get Tymal Mills for Rs 1.5 crore. He said, “Yeah, we thought he would go for a lot more. Mahela coaches him at The Hundred. He is a fix we have for this season. Absolutely he is going to partner pollard for us.
As soon as it was announced that Archer will play for Mumbai and bowl alongside Jasprit Bumrah, Twitter exploded with many memes.
Here are some of them:
Cricket World ain’t ready for Jasprit Bumrah and Jofra Archer combo. pic.twitter.com/SxXX1jpd8O
— R A T N I S H (@LoyalSachinFan) February 13, 2022
MI chilling in 2022 and going to unleash Sam Curran, Jofra Archer and Mitchell Starc in 2023 along with Bumrah. Good luck everyone #IPLAuction
— Gaurav Sundararaman (@gaurav_sundar) February 13, 2022
— Ashutosh Srivastava (@ashutosh_sri8) February 13, 2022
Jofra Archer jasprit bumrah
— kiran kumar (@shiningkiran) February 13, 2022
— VINAY (@vinayG__) February 13, 2022
20 years later when someone tells the tale of #MumbaiIndians unleashing Jasprit Bumrah and Jofra Archer from #IPL 2023#IPLAuction #IPLMegaAuction2022 #IPLAuction2022 #IPLMegaAuction pic.twitter.com/ntro72kNJV
— Bihan Sengupta (@BihanSengupta91) February 13, 2022