Picture Credit: X/RR

Picture Credit: X/RR

Rajasthan Royals locked horns with Royal Challengers Bengaluru at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Saturday, April 6. However, it was Sanju Samson who won the toss, he invited the RCB to put the score first on the board. On the back of an unbeaten century from Virat Kohli and a crucial knock from Faf du Plessis, RCB posted 183 runs on the board.

But Kohli’s maiden ton in IPL 2024 went in vain as Jos Buttler’s firing century and skipper’s knock from Sanju Samson helped RR seal the match by six wickets. After his match winning knock, Buttler got a chance to be interviewed from his close friend and teammate Yuzvendra Chahal.

It is to be noted that the two RR stars share a close bond and are often seen sharing some hilarious moments both on and off the field. In the post-match interaction, Chahal questioned Buttler of his centuries in IPL, calling it to be a “very serious question”. “Like, before 2021, how many centuries did you score in IPL?” Chahal asked the England wicketkeeper-batter to which the latter replied, “I think only one.” 

“And after that,” Yuzi was quick to cut Buttler and proceed further. Replying to Yuzvendra Chahal’s question, Buttler quirkily responded, “Since I’ve been sitting next to you in the changing room, I think I’ve had five centuries. So, I’ll take you everywhere with me”, leaving everyone in splits.

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The RR Assistant Coach Shane Bond in the post-match press conference revealed that Buttler was battling illness for the past two days. “It is great to see Buttler back in form. We were winning games without much contribution from the opener, but they were striking the ball well in the nets. We all knew it was a matter of time before they scored. Buttler had been sick for the last two days and coming straight from the bed and scoring a century is an incredible effort,” Bond said. 

RR batter Jos Buttler on Saturday, after his unbeaten knock of 113 runs, overtook Rohit Sharma to become the eighth highest run-getter in T20 cricket. Now from 407 T20 matches, Buttler has amassed 11,281 runs at an average of 34.71 and a strike rate of over 144 with seven centuries and 80 fifties with the best score of 124.