‘Proud’ Chris Jordan delivers touching speech as he presents England star Jofra Archer with first Test cap

Firstly, it’s a pleasure to be here, and apart from receiving my first England cap, this is easily one of my proudest moments.

Jof, I’ve watched you not only grow as a cricketer, but as a human being. Every single challenge that has presented itself to you so far, you find a way of rising to it and I don’t see Test cricket being any different.

The courage and character you’ve shown so far in your short career will stand you in good stead, because there will be times when you need to call upon that.

You’ve had a taste in short format, won the World Cup, travelled the world, played in various leagues and dominated. But I know this is the pinnacle for you.

One of the first things you said to me after coming to England, was that you wanted to play Test cricket for England. That time has come. You’ve got ten other guys, as well as an entire nation, supporting you.

You’re part of a very elite club now, number 693. These aren’t just handed out, these are earned, and you’ve earned this. So go out there, do what you do best, entertain and, most of all, enjoy the moment. 


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