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Jofra Archer's 2015 'Unlucky Shaw' Tweet Is Making Cricket Fans Call Him A Modern Day Nostradamus

Written By Karthik Nair | Mumbai | Published:

Jofra Archer has had a dream run in recent months, going from strength to strength, from IPL to the World Cup, to the Ashes. In fact, just recently, it was he who bowled the infamous Super Over against New Zealand in the final at Lord's where England won their maiden World Cup due to a boundary count rule. The 24-year-old finished as England's leading and the third-highest wicket-taker of the tournament with 20 scalps in 11 matches at an economy rate of 4.57, and has been selected for the Ashes against Australia. Now, he's also being highlighted as some sort of soothsayer for a tweet he posted about a 'shaw' in 2015 that netizens are associating to Team India youngster Prithvi Shaw's ban due to a doping violation.

Archer the 'Astrologer'

While it is unknown whether Jofra Archer was aware that he would not be selected for the first Ashes Test match against Australia at Edgbaston in Birmingham, netizens are wondering what premonition he had when he had posted 'Unlucky shaw' years ago.

Read Archer's tweet here: 

After Shaw was suspended and the fans learned about Archer's tweet, they took to social media to get some questions answered by the pacer himself. Some even came forward to hail him. Here are some of the tweets:

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Prithvi Shaw's eight-month ban

Young Prithvi Shaw who captained the India colts to victory in the Under-19 World Cup in 2018 has been suspended by the BCCI for a doping violation after inadvertently having ingested a prohibited substance Terbutaline commonly found in cough drops. 

Shaw's doping test had taken place on February 22 in Indore and his sample tested positive for Terbutaline which is on WADA's list of prohibited substances. He was charged under the BCCI's anti-doping rules on July 16, 2019, and responded by admitting the violation but asserted that it was inadvertent as it has resulted from him taking an over-the-counter medication for his cough. His eight-month period of ineligibility was deemed to have begun on March 16, 2019, and will run till November 15.

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