THIS is why RR’s Jos Buttler did not celebrate after smashing his second IPL century
Smashing his second IPL century should have had Jos Buttler celebrating it in style, however, when the Rajasthan Royals (RR) batter reached the three-figure mark against Mumbai Indians (MI), there was no celebration with huge excitement.
So why did the English batsman not celebrate the achievement? Revealing his reason, Buttler said it was his confusion related to the DRS review.
The right-hander had come in with an intent to smash the MI bowlers and that included his 26 runs from a single over of Basil Thampi as he used the field restrictions to his advantage.
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However, as he was nearing his ton – was on 99 – Mi introduced Jasprit Bumrah, who was just waiting for a chance. Bumrah with his yorker did get it as he castled the England player, but the damage was already done.
Buttler helped his side post a big total of 193 on the board in their 20 overs and they ended up winning the game by 23 runs.
Talking about his reason for no celebration, Buttler said he was quite delighted to be among the contributors but noted that the DRS review had confused him a little bit.
“It’s a great feeling, nice to contribute. A bit nervous, not sure if it’s a good score or not. Mumbai always attack me with Bumrah, he’s one of the best bowlers in the world, so it’s hard work. I thought that over was a short leg-side boundary. This time we tried to really accelerate,” Buttler told broadcasters.
“I thought I knew, but never quite sure, so just wanted to wait and see. I got a bit frustrated at the end, but I felt okay. I slowed down a bit, I couldn’t get the ball the way I would’ve liked. So we could’ve got a few more, but you know the start of the day at 194, we would’ve taken that,” he added.
As for his century, it was Buttler’s second ton in IPL overall with the first one coming in the last season against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).
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