Twitterati react with Yuvraj Singh’s latest tweet praising Jos Buttler
By SMCS - Apr 15, 2022 2:58 pm
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The Match 24 of IPL 2022 between Rajasthan Royals and Gujarat Titans, Gujarat won the game by 37 runs on the back of Hardik Pandya’s brilliance. However, there was another moment that made headlines and it happened to be Jos Buttler’s decision to move to umpires while he was fielding near ropes. Meanwhile, former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh applauded Buttler for his sportsmanship but it didn’t go down well with fans where he added that ‘his teammates should learn from him’.

Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh

As far as the moment is concerned, it happened during the 12th over of GT’s innings, Hardik Pandya pulled Jimmy Neesham towards long-on where Jos Buttler tried to save a boundary. However, he wasn’t sure of his efforts and signalled the umpires to check it. After checking, it was found that Buttler’s hands touched the boundary rope, and fans got happy to see such honesty from him.

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“We still have gentleman in the game of cricket! @Josbuttler other players should learn from him especially teammates!” tweeted Yuvraj Singh.

Here is how fans reacted:

However, Jos Buttler did well with the bat for the Royals in the game while smashing 54 off 24 balls and his team looked on the verge of winning till the time he was there in the middle. However, after his dismissal, RR lost the game by 37 runs.

After the game, Hardik Pandya said: Always good to win. It is just cramps. Not used to batting for so long. Gives me time though to calculate. Today I got the rhythm and planned my knock. It allows the others to play freely. I have done the other role where I have scored 12 balls 30. Captaincy is always fun. Be the flagbearer of the team. The team is gelling well. I wanted all of us to be happy for each other’s happiness. That is working well for the team.

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Sanju Samson said: “You can say that (if Gurajat got 10-15 extra runs). But I would like to give credit to their batters. Hardik played a very good innings, they played really well to get that score. If we had wickets in hand this was chasable I feel. We were almost there in terms of run rate, in the powerplay we had a better run rate actually, But we kept losing wickets. Freaky niggle last night in training, definitely missed him (Boult). Hopefully he will be back soon. He (Hardik) had a really good day today, batted, bowled and fielded well. I have played enough number of years in this league to understand that each game is crucial. Very important to learn and comeback stronger in the next game. I was doing No. 3 continuously till last season. So we decided to have that flexibility, come down at No. 4 or 5 or wherever the team needs me. Having someone like R Ashwin allows us to do that, Devdutt Padikkal batted 3 in the first three games. So it all depends on the combination we are playing.”