IPL 2020 culminated last Tuesday with the Mumbai Indians retaining their title by defeating the Delhi Capitals in the final. The Sunrisers Hyderabad and the Royal Challengers Bangalore were the other two teams that made it to the playoffs. But the award for the Most Valuable Player of the Season went to Rajasthan Royals' all-rounder Jofra Archer.
The English player scored 305 points in the MVP Leaderboard of IPL 2020. Jofra Archer played all 14 matches for his franchise, picking up 20 wickets and bowling 175 dot balls. The 2019 Cricket World Cup winner also aggregated 113 runs with the bat, smacking five fours and ten sixes.
Unfortunately, the Royals finished at the last position on the IPL 2020 points table. Still, Jofra Archer won the fans' hearts with his entertaining performances. Apart from his on-field performances, Archer is also known for his online activity. Here's a look at his top tweets this season.
10. When Jofra Archer wished Nicholas Pooran a safe flight
Safe flight pooran
— Jofra Archer (@JofraArcher) October 22, 2013
The fans might know that many of Archer's old tweets have proved to be correct a few years down the line. And because of that, he is also popularly known as theNostradamus of Twitter.
Nicholas Pooran had pulled off a fantastic save at the boundary line while fielding for the Kings XI Punjab in IPL 2020. After that effort, Archer's old tweet where he wished Pooran a safe flight back in 2013 gained everyone's attention.
4. Jofra Archer predicts his '6666'
— Jofra Archer (@JofraArcher) January 9, 2015
As mentioned above, Jofra Archer also contributed his bit in the batting department this year. He played a whirlwind knock of 27 runs against the Chennai Super Kings at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
The highlight of that cameo was Archer's four consecutive sixes off Lungi Ngidi's bowling. Many fans believed that the RR player predicted this outcome back in January 2015.
8. After dismissing Chris Gayle on 99..
I know if I was bowling I know he wasn't getting da 100
— Jofra Archer (@JofraArcher) February 22, 2013
Another Jofra Archer tweet from 2013 to feature on this list is the one where he stated that he would not allow a batsman to score a century. This tweet went viral after Archer dismissed Chris Gayle for 99 in a match between the Royals and the Kings XI Punjab.
7. Jofra Archer with the 'Catch of the IPL'
Catch of the ipl
— Jofra Archer (@JofraArcher) May 19, 2014
Jofra Archer took a blinder against the Mumbai Indians in the final phase of IPL 2020. His teammates and fans were equally stunned after watching him take that one-handed catch. A few fans felt that Archer foresaw his catch and made the above mentioned tweet in 2014.
6. When Jofra Archer predicted CSK's struggles
Csk gonna struggle
— Jofra Archer (@JofraArcher) April 9, 2015
The Chennai Super Kings failed to qualify for the playoffs in IPL 2020. A tweet by Jofra Archer in 2015 came into the limelight following CSK's struggles in UAE this year. Archer seemingly predicted the Yellow Army's struggles in that tweet.
5. When Chris Morris used Jofra Archer's weapon against him
Dad : how did cricket go
Me : not great dad got a stinker today pic.twitter.com/75BX4h3h9K
— Jofra Archer (@JofraArcher) November 3, 2020
We had a look at some of Archer's old tweets in the last slide. But this slide will feature five best tweets from the English player during IPL 2020.
The Rajasthan Royals played an afternoon match against the Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Dubai International Stadium. Steve Smith's half-century took the Royals past 170, but the RR skipper lost his wicket to Chris Morris in the last over.
Jofra Archer came out to bat in the middle, but unfortunately, he lost his wicket on the third ball itself. The Barbados-based player trolled himself for the way he got out to Morris.
4. When Jofra Archer could not control himself
Steve Smith was shadow practising just before the Rajasthan Royals' match against the Delhi Capitals. Jofra Archer has had quite a rivalry with Smith, and he sent out a tweet expressing how he was not being able control himself when the Aussie player was shadow batting.
3. Jofra Archer trolls a Twitter user
Jofra Archer is spotted wearing a lot of gold on the field. His pictures have gone viral on the internet. But Archer once played a match without his 'unnecessary baggage' and discovered that he could run a little more faster.
A Twitter user him asked Archer if he finally took his chains off to which the fast bowler replied with a hilarious GIF.
2. Archer lauds The Universe Boss
Chris Gayle played a huge role in the Kings XI Punjab's turnaround in IPL 2020. The Universe Boss smacked a fantastic 99 against the Rajasthan Royals. Unfortunately, he missed out on a well-deserved hundred as Jofra Archer dismantled his stumps.
Archer praised The Universe Boss after the match with a special tweet dedicated to him.
1. When Archer skipped playing COD for RCB vs MI
That game was def worth missing cod for
— Jofra Archer (@JofraArcher) September 28, 2020
Jofra Archer is a hardcore gamer but on September 28, he skipped a round of Call of Duty (COD) to watch the match between the Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Mumbai Indians.
Both teams scored 201 runs each in their 20 overs. Subsequently, RCB prevailed in the Super Over. In many fans' opinion, it was one of the best games of IPL 2020.