IPL 2020: Jofra Archer proves ‘Nostradams’ in Mumbai Indians defeat

new Delhi: England pacer Jofra Archer, who was playing for the Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League (IPL), once again proved to be the Nostradames (famous as the greatest prophet in history) when The possibility expressed by him on social media six years ago on Saturday became almost 100 percent correct on the UAE soil.

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Predicted for matches in mumbai
In fact, Jofra Archer did a tweet on September 14 in 2014, in which he wrote about the poor fielding of Mumbai Indians. He wrote in the tweet, ‘Fielding of Mumbai Indians was bad.’ At that time neither the IPL was going on nor the Mumbai Indians were playing any other matches. But that year IPL matches were played in the UAE itself.

Now after six years, the IPL is once again taking place on UAE soil and has started in September itself. This tweet of Archer became viral again on social media when Mumbai Indians showed very poor fielding against Chennai Superkings in the very first match of IPL -2020 on Saturday at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

Mumbai did a very poor fielding
Mumbai made a very poor fielding during Chennai’s batting. The best example of this can be taken by missing the catch of Ambati Rayudu. In the 9th over of the innings, Krunal Pandya tried to throw an arm to Rayudu, which Rayudu flicked towards the leg side. The ball was almost directly in the hands of Rahul Chahar, but Rahul dropped the catch.

After this Rayudu made Chennai win by putting a strong fifty. In contrast, during Mumbai’s batting, Faf du Plessis had overturned the match by catching extremely strong catches of Hardik Pandya and Saurabh Tiwary from the balls of Ravindra Jadeja.

Will Kings XI also win the title?
It remains to be seen whether Jofra Archer’s prediction will make Kings XI Punjab also champion. Actually, in 2014, Archer tweeted that Kings XI will win their first title in IPL-2020. That year, Kings XI reached the IPL final, where it lost to Kolkata Knight Riders.

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