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Rajasthan Royals' new IPL buy Jofra Archer slammed for 'anti-India, MS Dhoni' tweets

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Jan 30, 2018, 3:58 pm IST
Updated Jan 30, 2018, 3:58 pm IST
Jofra Archer was bought by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 7.2 crore in the IPL auction.
One of the key signings for the Rajasthan side was that of West Indies’ Jofra Archer, who was bought for Rs 7.2 crore.(Photo: AP / AFP)
 One of the key signings for the Rajasthan side was that of West Indies’ Jofra Archer, who was bought for Rs 7.2 crore.(Photo: AP / AFP)

Mumbai: Indian Premier League (IPL) side Rajasthan Royals (RR) made some bog purchases in the recently-concluded IPL auction in Bengaluru.

Also read: Meet Jofra Archer, the BBL sensation who Rajasthan Royals paid Rs 7.2 crores

 

While they bought Ben Stokes for Rs 12.50 crore, Jaydev Unadkat became the most-expensive Indian signing, going to the 2008 champions for as high as Rs 11.50 crores.

While players like Ajinkya Rahane and Stuart Binny made a return to the Jaipur franchise, they also acquired the services of newcomers D Arcy Short aong others.

One of the key signings for the Rajasthan side was that of West Indies’ Jofra Archer, who was bought for Rs 7.2 crore.

Archer is currently representing Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League (BBL) in Australia.

 

He has also played for English side Sussex, representing them in domestic tournaments.

Rajasthan Royals had recently uploaded a video of Jofra Archer on Twitter, where he is seen introducing himself to the fans. The tweet was later deleted from the account.

(Photo: Screengrab)(Photo: Screengrab)

However, Archer, who was seen wearing the Hurricanes’ jersey in the video, got trolled on the social media platform by his fans.

One of the fans were even furious of him recording the video in the BBL jersey.

 

The new season of the IPL will kick off on April 7, with the final on May 27. Rajasthan Royals, along with Chennai Super Kings are making a comeback to the tournament after two years due to suspension regarding spot-fixing allegations.

 

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