Rajasthan Royals didn’t have a great start in the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League so as their opener Jos Buttler. He only managed 130 runs in his first six matches which came at an average of over 20. His strike rate wasn’t much on the higher side too as well.
However, he started batting in the middle order, but after the first game where Ben Stokes sustained an injury and eventually ruled out, he went back to his opening spot for the Royals. However, the move paid off at the end before the league got postponed as he smashed a blistering knock for the Rajasthan Royals in their match against the Sunrisers Hyderabad on May 2 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi.
He smashed a quickfire 124 off 64 balls and after the game, Buttler autographed the bat and gave it to his young opening partner Yashasvi Jaiswal, who is also a part of the Rajasthan Royals team. And, the youngster was elated with Buttler’s gesture.
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Meanwhile, Sanju Samson, the captain of the Royals was also happy with his stunning hundred on Sunday and he said that it’s always a pleasure to bat with the swashbuckling opener whose century helped the Royals won the match by 55 runs as well.
In the meantime, Jos Buttler also said that he had to ‘swallow his ego’ and accept what has been going around him.
“Sometimes you would have to swallow your ego and accept that things haven’t been happening like you would like them to or you don’t feel in perfect touch or you are not picking up the ball well and just give yourself some time and find a way. I like to be aggressive and scoring at a strike rate from the outset but sometimes that isn’t possible,” he again shared.
“Just try and stay in and to keep the belief that at some point something will click and you will turn that around. Of course, I will take confidence from this knock and cricket will always show that you are only one good shot away or a slice of luck away from being back in form,” Jos Buttler concluded.