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Jos Buttler Embraces Change: Officially Renamed As Josh Buttler
By CricShots - Apr 1, 2024 4:32 pm
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England’s beloved white-ball captain, Jos Buttler, has decided to address an age-old issue by officially changing his name to “Josh Buttler.” This revelation comes after years of enduring the mispronunciation and misspelling of his name, leading to comical mishaps even on his MBE medal.

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Jos Buttler hilariously decides to change his name

In a light-hearted video shared by the England Cricket Board (ECB) on social media, Buttler humorously recounted the myriad instances where his name was butchered, including missteps by his own mother. The final straw came when his prestigious MBE medal bore the incorrect name “Josh,” prompting the seasoned cricketer to take decisive action.

“After 13 years of representing my country and winning two World Cups, it’s time to put an end to the confusion. So, I am officially Josh Buttler,” declared Jos Buttler in the video, signaling the definitive end to his name woes.

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While the name change adds a quirky twist to Buttler’s identity, it also highlights his enduring impact on English cricket. With a stellar career spanning over a decade and notable contributions to England’s World Cup triumphs, Buttler’s leadership and batting prowess remain undisputed..

However, on the IPL 2024 front, now as Josh Buttler, the Rajasthan Royals stalwart has had a subdued start with the bat, managing only 22 runs across two games. Nevertheless, his formidable track record against Mumbai Indians, boasting 485 runs at a staggering average of nearly 70, instils confidence for the upcoming fixture on April 1.

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Looking ahead, Buttler’s focus extends beyond IPL glory, as he gears up to defend England’s ICC T20 World Cup title later this year in the USA and the Caribbean. His instrumental role in England’s victorious campaign in the 2022 edition underscores his significance in the team’s quest for global cricketing supremacy.