Jofra Archer imitates Steve Smith's 'art of leaving' – watch video
Leeds : A handful of people present at the Leeds ground were left surprised after they saw someone like Steve Smith playing in the nets on the ground. A closer look revealed that it was actually Jofra Archer who was imitating the style of Steve Smith after leaving a ball.
Cricket.com.au later on posted a video of the same. In the video, Archer plays a straight drive just like Smith and then he goes on to leave the ball in exactly the same manner as Smith.
Is that Jofra Archer or Steve Smith in the nets at Headingley? #Ashes @alintaenergy pic.twitter.com/RT5ADoSUjr— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) August 22, 2019
Smith was criticized massively on the social media for his batting style in the second Test match where he left almost every ball outside the off-stump.
This came as a breath of fresh of air following tensions between the two sides after Archer’s bouncer knocked Smith down in the second Test and eventually ruled him out of the Leeds Test due to concussions.
The 30-year-old had to deal with two blows on day four of the second Test match. First, he was struck on the elbow by Jofra Archer and soon after he got a hit on the neck by a bouncer from the pacer.
On the final day of the Second Test match, Cricket Australia had officially announced that Steve Smith will not be playing the Leeds Test match due to injury in neck.
Smith has been in remarkable form in the Ashes as he has scored 378 runs in the series so far.