“I have already gone crazy!”: England superhero Jofra Archer LOST his World Cup winner medal after a recent move
- Jofra Archer finished as England’s leading wicket-taker at the 2019 World Cup
- He also pitched the historical super in the final against New Zealand at Lord’s
- But Archer says his medal is now lost, despite turning the house upside down
- He has spent most of the coronavirus lockout period looking for his medal
- Archer also revealed that he was reluctant to volunteer in July
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English paceman Jofra Archer revealed that he had gone ‘crazy’ in search of his World Cup winner’s medal after losing it during a recent move.
Last year, the tournament where Archer rose from relative obscurity to a household name, finishing as England’s leading wicket-taker with 20 scalps at an average of 23.05.
Archer was chosen to throw the super-over in the Lord’s final against New Zealand last July, keeping his nerve in the most dramatic of situations to bring England to a remarkable victory.
Jofra Archer has admitted losing his World Cup winner medal after England’s 2019 victory
The 25-year-old sailor was the most important wicket-taker in England at the tournament with 20 scalps
But when asked about his souvenir of the day, he told BBC Radio 5 Live: “I hung it on a portrait someone made for me and sent it to me, I had my medal on it.
“I moved flat and the photo hangs on the new wall, but there is no medal. I turned the house upside down for about a week, but I still haven’t been able to find it.
“I know it has to be in the house, so I’ll look forward to it, but I’m already crazy looking for it.”
Archer admitted that he spent much of his time during the coronavirus-induced shutdown after returning to the UK from Barbados last month in search of his medal.
Archer also bowed the historic super during the Lord’s final against New Zealand
But Archer has now said he has gone mad looking for the medal after a recent move
And the 25-year-old said the search will continue and adds, ‘There is nothing else to do on its own. All hands on deck. ‘
England won the countdown in the finals alone after surpassing New Zealand’s regulation overs 50 overs, while the Kiwis matched the hosts’ score in a nerve-racking superover.
Although Archer seemed the natural choice to win the England super after his big success in the previous weeks, the fast bowler was reluctant to raise his hand due to his newcomer status.
Archer also said he was reluctant to volunteer to throw the super over because of his junior status
Asked when he realized he was going to get the super over, Archer replied, “Pretty late. I wasn’t sure until I had to go there to warm up.
“That doesn’t mean I didn’t want to, I just didn’t think I could volunteer, I just joined the team, I had played the least number of games in the squad. I didn’t think it was my time to volunteer.
“It was the only super-over of the whole tournament, I never really thought about it or planned for the situation, it just happened.”