England fast bowling spearhead, Jofra Archer lashed out at former skipper Michael Vaughan for casting aspersions on his commitment to Test cricket.
Archer claimed that he is committed to every format of the game playing for England and that he has never had a conversation on cricket with Vaughan.
“Comments like ‘he’s not committed’ or ‘he’s not good enough’ appear as soon as you are not 110 percent. I find it quite annoying how people read into stuff and form their own opinions,” Archer, 25, wrote in a media column.
“I saw an article from Michael Vaughan in which he said, ‘if Jofra doesn’t love Test cricket, England need to find out why.’ We’ve never had a conversation about cricket, so I found it a bit odd. He doesn’t know what makes me tick. He doesn’t know what’s driving me,” Archer wrote in the column.
Recently, Archer made very few appearances in Test cricket for England impaled by frequent injuries. It is also due to the team’s rotation policy which led to him missing their two-Test series in Sri Lanka.
“Let me be clear about something: I’ve never changed my attitude towards playing for England. I’ve always wanted to play all three formats. That hasn’t changed, and never will as far as I’m concerned. I always dreamed of playing Test cricket and don’t feel I’ve had a bad game so far — yet unless I am taking four or five wickets in an innings, I am placed under scrutiny and some people start trying to decipher what’s going on,” Archer wrote.
“Everyone must start somewhere, and I am still relatively new to Test cricket. I am making my way, much the same as the two great bowlers in this England set-up, James Anderson and Stuart Broad once did. And I am happy with a bowling average of 31 so far because I can get better,” he said.