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By Dharani | Aug 19, 2019 07:57 PM

Australia star performer Steven Smith was ruled out of the second Ashes Test after a bouncer from England’s Jofra Archer hit his neck. At first instance, Smith excused himself from the match for 40 minutes to treat the pain and then went on to add 12 runs before getting dismissed for 92.  Later, he was replaced with another player for the second innings upon doctors’ suggestion.

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Usually incidents of this sort are considered common in Cricket. But what made this one negatively stand apart is Archer’s behaviour towards an injured Smith. The pacer was standing at a distance with no signs of sorry on his face as he saw Smith falling down on the ground and struggling with pain.

Archer’s inhumane behaviour is being widely criticized by both fans and critics. Former Pakistan Pacer Shoaib Akhtar took to Twitter on Sunday to express his opinion on the same. He said Archer should have approached Smith to check on him as soon as he realised what has happened. “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,” he wrote.

Akhtar further added that during his Cricketing times he had always been the first one to run to the batsman whenever incidents of this sort happened. “I was always the first one to run to the batsman.”

India cricketers have their own way of addressing things and this time it’s Yuvraj Singh who took his humour a step forward. In response to his tweet, Singh said, “Yes you did! But your actual words were hope your alright mate cause there are a few more coming.”