Daren Sammy slams article blaming Chris Jordan for England’s 2021 T20 World Cup semifinal defeat

Earlier, Jofra Archer had also expressed his apprehension over the fact that he did not know what would happen if he failed to deliver at the highest level.

Saurabh Ganguly Author

Updated - 13 November 2021 5:37 pm

Former West Indies captain Daren Sammy has slammed an article from a media portal that suggested that English cricketer Chris Jordan failed to repay the faith in him when it mattered the most, referring to Three Lion's defeat to New Zealand in the semi-final of ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021.

Although the Wisden India piece was headlined 'Chris Jordan fails to repay England’s faith when it mattered most' and explained how Jordan was gradually falling behind with the skills required to be an ace death bowler in modern day cricket, the article also acknowledged that he remained outstanding as an overall package, his ability with the bat and is easily among the best fielder in the world. However yet Sammy felt that the article was "ridiculous".

"This headline is ridiculous and so is this article but hey what’s new.. As per usual blame the Black guy😡. Just like the Euros. Smfh. Didn’t hear all that talking when @JofraArcher won England the worldcup. @CJordan is still one of the best in that role," Sammy tweeted.

Check out his tweet here:

Earlier Jofra Archer had also expressed his apprehension over the fact that he did not know what would happen if he failed to deliver at the highest level in a match of such standard. He believed that the headline of the article was an invitation for abuse in a series of tweets.

"Well if the headline alone isn’t an invitation for abuse idk what is , how can you dive into one man’s stats to cast blame ? If you don’t like him just say that Ben but I have a problem with this entire article. Really makes me wonder what will happen the day I don’t perform to certain standards," he wrote.

"Cj has given his all for his country time after time and it is a game of cricket it is unpredictable and mistakes do happen so don’t get here for one second and single out one person," he added.

"This has nothing to do with RACE and let me repeat that , my only problem is the singling out of one player in a defeat , I’m curious to see who Ben thinks lost the game for Pakistan yesterday," he further wrote.

Overall, Jordan conceded 73 runs in 7 overs whenever he came into bowl during overs 16-20 overs of an innings in the T20 World Cup 2021. His economy was 10.42 which became even worse in overs 17-20 (11.00- 55 runs in 5 overs). He scalped 4 wickets in the last 5 overs of the bowling innings.