Jofra Archer, Shoaib Akhtar

Shoaib Akhtar responds to Rajasthan Royals’ challenge of facing Jofra Archer

Former Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Akhtar on Tuesday accepted IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals’ challenge of facing their star bowler Jofra Archer.

Days after Akhtar and Pakistani singer turned actor Ali Zafar locked horns in a cracking battle on the pitch, Royals challenged the duo to face Archer next time.


“Hey @AliZafarsays @shoaib100mph, that looks like fun. How about facing @jofraarcher next?” the inaugural IPL champions tweeted.

In his reply, Akhtar wrote: “Well everyone knows there’s only one way i do it @rajasthanroyals. “Tu time aur jagah bata” Lol Right @AliZafarsays ?”


Akhtar has been pretty active on social media these days and regularly posts videos on his YouTube channel pertaining to the latest happenings in the world of cricket.

Last week, the Rawalpindi Express took his fans by surprise as he posted a message for Zafar.

“Suna hai bara cricketer hai tu @AliZafarsays ??” he tweeted.


Zafar in his quick wrote, “Suna hai bari bowling kerwaate hain aap :).”

Subsequently, both of them had a face-off in the field.

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