Jofra Archer.(Photo By Vishal Bhatnagar/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Jofra Archer.(Photo By Vishal Bhatnagar/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Jofra Archer was roped in for a special interaction by the Mumbai Indians (MI) ahead of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. England’s pace ace gave Indian speed merchant Jasprit Bumrah a special mention during the interview. Jasprit Bumrah equalled Kapil Dev’s record in the pink-ball Test match between India and Sri Lanka at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium.

Jofra Archer, who will play for five-time champions Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL), was watching Jasprit Bumrah run riot in the 2nd Test against Sri Lanka during one of his latest interactions with the Mumbai Indians franchise.

Jofra Archer - GETTY IMAGES
Jofra Archer – GETTY IMAGES

Jofra Archer Praised Future Mumbai Indians Teammate Jasprit Bumrah After The Latter Bagged His 2nd Scalp In 2nd Test Against Sri Lanka

Mumbai Indians teased a special interaction with the franchise’s INR 8 crore signing ahead of the 15th season on Sunday. During the on-off interaction with the Mumbai Paltan, Jofra Archer was seen rallying behind pacer Jasprit Bumrah as the star had bagged his second wicket for Team India in the 2nd Test match at the time.
“Oh wow! Are you guys watching the cricket as well right now. Actually, Boom has got 2/10. The pink ball is swinging all over and yeah it’s doing everything,” Archer said in the video uploaded by the official Instagram handle of the Mumbai Indians on Sunday.
Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah (Image Credit: Twitter)
Jofra Archer’s teammate Jasprit Bumrah bagged his 8th five-wicket haul in his 29th Test appearance for Team India. Jasprit Bumrah equalled Kapil Dev’s Test record as the Indian pacer has the joint-best tally of five-wicket hauls after playing 29 Test matches for Team India.

India defeated Sri Lanka by 238 runs in the second Test match at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru to clinch the series 2-0. Jasprit Bumrah returned with figures of 3/23 in the 2nd innings after picking 5/24 in the 1st innings. Dimuth Karunaratne defied India for 173 balls. In constructing a fine 14th Test century but it went in vain.

Jofra Archer Is Expected To Join Forces With Jasprit Bumrah At Mumbai Indians In IPL 2023

Five-time champions Mumbai Indians had defeated one-time winners Rajasthan Royals (RR) to sign pacer Jofra Archer at the IPL 2022 mega auction of the cash-rich league. Though the pacer has joined the Mumbai Indians franchise, the England pacer is unlikely to make his MI debut in the 15th season of the cash-rich league.
Jofra Archer and Jasprit Bumrah
Jofra Archer and Jasprit Bumrah. (Photo Source: Twitter)
Mumbai Indians had acquired the services of the 2019 World Cup winner despite his unavailability in the 2022 edition of the world’s richest league. Jofra Archer is expected to join forces with Jasprit Bumrah at Mumbai Indians in IPL 2023.
Interestingly, Jofra Archer was not part of the initial list of 1,214 players who had registered for the IPL auction but his name was added to the list, upon request from the franchises and in consultation with the player, when the final list of 590 was shared.
Jasprit Bumrah, who the Mumbai Indians franchise retained as the second player for INR 12 crore before IPL 2022, has never worn another shirt than the Mumbai Indians. In his 106-match career, he has picked 130 wickets at 23.04 with an economy rate of 7.42.
Ishan Kishan (Rs 15.25 crore), Tim David (Rs 8.25 crore), Jofra Archer (Rs 8 crore), Dewald Brevis (Rs 3 crore), Daniel Sams (Rs 2.6 crore),  Tymal Mills (Rs 1.5 crore), Jaydev Unadkat (Rs 1.3 crore), Riley Meredith (Rs 1 crore), Fabian Allen (Rs 75 lakh) were some of Mumbai Indian’s buys at IPL 2022 auctions.
India 252 (Iyer 92, Jayawickrama 3-81, Embuldeniya 3-94) and 303 for 9 declared (Iyer 67, Pant 50, Jayawickrama 4-78) beat Sri Lanka 109 (Mathews 43, Bumrah 5-24) and 208 (Karunaratne 107, Ashwin 4-55, Bumrah 2-23) by 238 runs