IPL 2020 MI vs RR: Hardik Pandya has a narrow escape from Jofra Archer’s life-threatening beamer; Watch video

It is no hidden fact that Jofra Archer can instill fear in a batsman’s heart with his sheer pace which is too hot to handle, but the same pace can cause life-threatening injury if it’s a beamer and it could have been the case during the IPL 2020 game between Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals on Tuesday.

During the 19th over of the game, RR pacer Archer bowled an incredibly dangerous 152 kph beamer towards MI all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who luckily ducked in time as the ball missed his head by a whisker. The delivery was so fast that even RR keeper Jos Buttler failed to reach the ball in time before it went over the boundary in no time.

Meanwhile, Archer quickly apologised to Pandya, who was left rattled.

Here’s the video of the incident:

Notably, three balls later, Archer hit the batsman bang on the helmet and this time it was Suryakumar Yadav. The Englishman delivered a short-ball, and Yadav, taken aback by the length, copped the white cherry right on his head, forcing concussion test on the ground by MI team doctor.

Here’s the video of the incident:

The right-hander could only resume his innings after the doctor gave him a go-ahead after a check-up.

Interestingly, Suryakumar immediately took his revenge as on the very next delivery, the MI batsman reverse-scooped Archer for an outrageous six over third man.