Rajasthan Royals will face Bangalore in the Qualifier 2 of the 15th edition of the Indian Premier League on Friday evening at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Sanju Samson led side was thrashed by Gujarat Titans in the Qualifier 1 and will be testing their luck for the final time in the ongoing edition.
Rajasthan Royals (89 off 56) opener Jos Buttler was the star performer in the previous game and gave a glimpse of his form in the tournament, including three centuries and four half-centuries. Buttler (718*) has donned the orange cap throughout the tournament and will take the cap home as the second on the list KL Rahul (616), is not in contention anymore.
Buttler has also hit 68 boundaries and 39 sixes in the tournament. Every time the South African batter hits the ball over the boundary line, the cameraman pans to a woman sitting next to Dhanashree (Yuzvendra Chahal’s wife), cheering loud for the Englishman.
Often mistaken as Jos’ wife, Lara Dussen has now cleared the confusion and revealed that she is the wife South African batter Rassie van der Dussen. While speaking on Royal’s podcast, Lara jokingly said that she has adapted to the trend now and has adopted Jos as her second husband. “I think I’ve now adopted Jos as my second husband. I’ve been known as Louise; I think that’s his wife’s name; I haven’t met her before; that makes it worse,” she added.
Adding further, Lara stated that Rassi had not played as much as in the IPL, so she hasn’t been able to show the same sentiment for him. “Jos has been getting 100s as we go along, and maybe the excitement has got people thinking I’m probably part of him, so it’s quite interesting,” she added.
Notably, the South African batter has only played three matches for the Royals and scored just 22 runs at an average of 11.00.