IPL 2022: Always wanted to play for Mumbai Indians, glad to finally get the opportunity says Jofra Archer
IPL 2022: England pacer Jofra Archer has said that he always wanted to play for the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and is glad to have finally been given the opportunity.
On Day 2 of the IPL mega auction in Bengaluru, Archer was bought by the Mumbai Indians for Rs 8 crore. The England pacer will not be available for the IPL 2022 season, and he will only join the franchise the next season.
“I am super excited to be joining the Mumbai Indians. They have been a franchise that has always been close to my heart. And I always wanted to play for them. I am so glad that I have finally gotten the opportunity to play for the franchise. And share the dressing room with biggest stars in cricket. Really looking forward to start a new chapter,” Archer said in a video posted on Instagram handle of Mumbai Indians.
Mumbai Indians’ Director of Cricket Operations Zaheer Khan has said that it will be worth the wait When Jofra Archer and Jasprit Bumrah start bowling in tandem for the Mumbai Indians.
“You are eagerly waiting for the partnership to go on the field and so am I. To see two legendary fast bowlers bowling in tandem. And I’m glad that it seems possible and will be worth the wait,” said Zaheer.
Tim David of Singapore was also purchased for Rs 8.25 crore by the Mumbai Indians at the mega auction.
Mumbai Indians also acquired Ishan Kishan (Rs 15.25 crore) and Arjun Tendulkar in the big auction (Rs 30 lakh).