IPL 2020: MS Dhoni gifts his jersey to Jos Buttler after CSK vs RR game
Buttler played a match-winning knock for the Royals in the game.
Updated - Oct 20, 2020 12:16 am
Rajasthan Royals (RR) defeated the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) comfortably by seven wickets on Monday. Jos Buttler was the architect of the victory for the Royals who slammed an unbeaten 70 to get the team over the line in a tricky run-chase of 126 runs. However, the England cricketer got the best gift after the match with the CSK skipper MS Dhoni gifting him his jersey.
It’s a well known fact that Jos Buttler is a huge admirer of MS Dhoni and he has said it multiple times in interviews. The latter’s finishing skills are waning now but his admirers have certainly taken over even as Buttler has won many matches for England and the Royals at the international stage and in the IPL respectively.
No wonder, RR’s match winner was delighted after getting his hands on Dhoni’s jersey soon after the match. The official Twitter handle of the IPL posted the picture and the happiness of Jos Buttler’s face was visible.
Here’s the post:
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) October 19, 2020
A one-sided encounter in IPL to start the week
After the high-octane clashes over the weekend, CSK and RR were expected to play out yet another thriller with a lot at stake. But with the MS Dhoni-led side never arriving for the game, it turned out to be a one-sided encounter. After opting to bat first, CSK literally had nothing to show on the board. Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja put on a 51-run stand but there was never a shot in anger to get a boundary.
The final kick never came in the innings and they ended at a below-par 125 runs on the board. It was RR’s game to lose and Jos Buttler made sure they didn’t botch this chase up. He got an able ally in Steve Smith who at one stage was at 8 off 20 balls but strike-rate was never in question on the day thanks to the small chase. Buttler’s 70* ensured that RR got over the line easily despite the early hiccup which had reduced them to 28/3 at one stage.