'Exemplary batting on display' - Mohammad Azharuddin lauds Jos Buttler's stellar century against DC

Jos Buttler brought up his third century of the IPL 2022 against the Delhi Capitals.

Mohammad Azharuddin and Jos Buttler
Mohammad Azharuddin and Jos Buttler (Photo Source: Twitter
Manoj Kumar

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Former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin was impressed with Jos Buttler’s form this season and lavished praises on the England batter for scoring big yet again. Buttler brought up his third century in IPL 2022 against the Delhi Capitals and he has been getting runs for fun so far this season. The right-hander has accumulated 491 runs in seven games so far and is already at the halfway mark of breaking the record of Virat’s 973 run season in 2016.

Buttler did have a shaky start with Khaleel Ahmed taking it away from the batter in the powerplay, however, after a few overs he started middling the ball and there was no stopping him after that. The 31-year-old finished with 116 off just 65 balls to notch up the highest score this season and he hit nine fours and nine sixes in his superlative innings. This was also the fourth overall century for Buttler, and he is just two away from equalling the IPL record of six centuries by Chris Gayle.

Buttler has been quite good against both spin and the quicker bowlers and his ability to maneuver the gaps on a consistent basis has helped a lot. He used the short boundaries to his advantage and ensured that Rajasthan post a massive score on board at the Wankhede Stadium which has been a belter for the batters. Devdutt Padikkal played second fiddle to Buttler from the other end and scored a fine half-century as well while Sanju Samson used the platform to finish on a high.

Here’s Azharuddin’s tweet on Jos Buttler

Azharuddin lauded Buttler’s batting display in IPL so far and revealed that his theory is very simple, to stay in the crease, and eventually, the runs will come along.

“Exemplary batting on display by Jos Buttler. His theory is simple. Stay at the wicket, you will get big runs,” Azharuddin tweeted.

Meanwhile, In the run chase of 223, Delhi Capitals came very close but could not end up on the winning side as they were short by 15 runs in the end.