Rajasthan Royals have been off to a phenomenal start in the latest IPL campaign as they have already registered three wins from the first four games that they have been a part of. However, the more scintillating part of the story is that they have clinched two wins on the trot, one of which involved denting Chennai Super Kings and that too in the latter’s den.
Jos Buttler was once again in the form of things as he smashed a well-constructed 52 from just 36 balls while he had apt support that he received from the likes of the RR spinners who turned the game head-on in their favour after somewhat of a botched up show in the opposition powerplay.
This is how the game changed between the Rajasthan Royals and the Chennai Super Kings
However, turning the tide around, Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni belted out a swashbuckling knock to almost had the leash of the match in their own hands but at the end of it all things spiralled out of their control as Sandeep Sharma who had an expensive over till the 3rd ball of that final over where he went for two sixes that turned the game head on in favour of Chennai also managed to pull back three consecutive yorkers to restrict Chennai to just three runs from the last three balls, eventually chronicling a victory for the Rajasthan Royals.
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Following the pulsating fixture, former Indian off-spinner had the highest of praises for the hard-hitting Jos Buttler who was in scintillating touch and has been an absolutely terrorizing form for the bowlers since the 2022 IPL where he threatened to rattle a 5-century record of Virat Kohli that was created in 2016.
A glance at the numbers of Jos Buttler
Jos Buttler secured the Orange Cap in 2022, amassing 863 runs while he has already smashed 3 half-centuries from 4 outings in the ongoing season, stamping his authority. In the antiquity of the IPL, Buttler has smashed 3035 runs from 86 matches at an average of 80 and a humongous strike rate of 150. Speaking to Star Sports Cricket Live, Harbhajan Singh said, “I fell short of words to praise Jos Buttler. He is a proper batter of the cricket ball. He uses the crease to perfection, possesses good technique, and he has good footwork against pace and spin. For me, he’s the No. 1 batter in world cricket at the moment.”