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Yuvraj responds hilariously to Akhtar’s tweet on Smith incident

Archer drew criticism from Akhtar for walking away from Smith instead of checking batsman’s well-being

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Former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh seems to be bossing Twitter after retiring from international cricket as he posted a hilarious reply to Rawalpindi express Shoaib Akhtar’s tweet on an incident in the ongoing Ashes series.

Australia batsman Steve Smith was felled by a vicious bouncer from fast-bowler Jofra Archer after a sickening blow to the side of the neck and head during Australia's first innings of the second Ashes Test against England on Saturday.

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Archer drew criticism from Akhtar for walking away from Smith instead of checking to see if the batsman was alright.

“Bouncers are a part & parcel of the game but whenever a bowler hits a batsman on the head and he falls, courtesy requires that the bowler must go & check on him. It was not nice of Archer to just walk away while Smith was in pain. I was always the first one to run to the batsman,” Akhtar tweeted.

Bouncers are a part & parcel of the game but whenever a bowler hits a batsman on the head and he falls, courtesy requires that the bowler must go & check on him. It was not nice of Archer to just walk away while Smith was in pain. I was always the first one to run to the batsman.

— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) August 18, 2019

 

However, Yuvraj took this opportunity to make light of Akhtar’s take on the incident and replied with a hilarious tweet.

“Yes you did! But your actual words were hope your alright mate cause there are a few more coming” replied Yuvraj.

Yes you did ! But your actual words were hope your alright mate cause there are a few more coming 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤪

— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) August 19, 2019

 

Smith was able to walk off the field for concussion checks to a standing ovation after another gritty performance.

He was eventually ruled out of the remainder of Lord’s Test on final day and all-rounder Marnus Labuschagne was brought as his replacement, which made him the first player to come in as a like-for-like substitution for concussion.