Rajasthan Royals (RR) are locking horns with Mumbai Indians (MI) in the 10th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai. After winning the toss, the MI skipper, Rohit Sharma asked RR to bat first as it has been a pattern in the tournament as none of the captains have opted to bat first. RR opener Jos Buttler came out all guns blazing as he smashed the MI pacer, Basil Thampi for 26 runs in the third over of the match.
The Mumbai Indians took an early advantage as their premier pacer, Jasprit Bumrah dismissed young opener, Yashaswi Jaiswal at the score of one. But then the former MI fast bowler, Basil Thampi conceded as many as 26 runs to put the Royals back in the driver’s seat. Jos Buttler has always loved batting against the Mumbai Indians as he scored 89 off 43 balls in the IPL 2019. The Royals were chasing a massive total of 188 where Butler showed his class.
During Basil Thampi’s first over, Jos Buttler smashed the fast bowler for a monstrous six over mid-wicket to give his side a massive boost in the powerplay of the game. Jos Buttler struck 3 sixes and 2 boundaries against Basil Thampi in that over leaving fans and commentators in awe.
Here is the video of the carnage from Jos Buttler:
Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Anmolpreet Singh, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, Tim David, Daniel Sams, Murugan Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Tymal Mills, Basil Thampi
Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Navdeep Saini, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal, Prasidh Krishna
Here is how the fans reacted to the fiery innings of Jos Buttler:
Six hitting capability of #JostheBoss is of another level 💪! Who need to know 10 different shots for 10 different balls if you can hit the any ball in your V . @josbuttler now has the highest strike rate in powerplay in IPL . @rajasthanroyals@mipaltan #IPL2022 #MIvsRR @ImRo45 pic.twitter.com/4qwgdYdkfc
— Sharan (@Sharan2233) April 2, 2022
— Aadiˢᵃʳᵏᵃʳᵘᵛᵃᵃʳᶦᵖᵃᵃᵗᵃ🔔 (@urstrulyaadi) April 2, 2022
101M six by Jos Buttler. pic.twitter.com/Cs92cPVIxz
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— Tamil (@TamilAutomation) April 2, 2022
Shagun six from @josbuttler! 101m 💪
— Nimai D'Souza (@nimai05) April 2, 2022
— Sanskar Gemawat (@_SanskarG) April 2, 2022
— LOGAN (@The_Jdeep) April 2, 2022
Yes,what a six Jos Buttler 🔥🏏#MIvsRR
— Devesh Kumar (@devesh_1808) April 2, 2022