You are here: Home » Sports » Cricket » Cricket News
Business Standard

Jofra Archer hits back at Taslima after contentious tweet on Moeen Ali

Archer hit back at Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen for using objectionable language in a tweet targeted at his teammate Moeen Ali

Jofra Archer | Moeen Ali | Taslima Nasreen

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Jofra Archer

Star England fast bowler on Tuesday hit back at Bangladeshi author for using objectionable language in a tweet targeted at his teammate

After Nasreen tweeted that England all-rounder would have become an ISIS terrorist in Syria had he not stuck to cricket, Archer responded with the tweet: "Are you okay? I don't think you're okay," while quoting Nasreen's tweet.

"If were not stuck with cricket, he would have gone to Syria to join ISIS," Nasreen had tweeted, drawing flak from scores of cricket lovers on social media.

However, Nasreen continued to defend her tweet and claimed that she was being humiliated because she opposed Islamic fanaticism.

"Haters know very well that my Moeen Ali tweet was sarcastic. But they made that an issue to humiliate me because I try to secularise the Muslim society and I oppose Islamic fanaticism. One of the greatest tragedies of humankind is pro-women Leftists support anti-women Islamists," Nasreen said.

Archer said that Nasreen should delete the tweet as it was neither sarcastic, nor funny.

"Sarcastic? No one is laughing, not even yourself, the least you can do is delete the tweet," Archer said.

Archer's stand for his teammate has drawn a lot of praise on social media.



(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Dear Reader,

Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Wed, April 07 2021. 10:46 IST