IPL 2021: Jos Buttler presents autographed wicketkeeping gloves to Anuj Rawat

IPL 2021: Jos Buttler presents autographed wicketkeeping gloves to Anuj Rawat

Rawat made his IPL debut in the match against SRH on Sunday, May 2 in New Delhi.

Anuj Rawat and Jos Buttler
Anuj Rawat and Jos Buttler. (Photo Source: Twitter/Rajasthan Royals)

Jos Buttler, being one of the most dangerous batters in the T20 format, didn’t have the greatest of outings to start with, in the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League. Though he was getting starts for the Rajasthan Royals, he wasn’t able to convert them. However, in the game against the Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday, May 2, the England cricketer came into his own.

He smashed 124 runs off 64 balls after opening the batting for his team at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi. His knock was laced with 11 fours and eight sixes and he played at a strike rate of 193.75. His knock helped RR come out trumps by a massive margin of 55 runs.

In the meantime, Buttler had a heartfelt gesture in store for young wicketkeeper-batsman Anuj Rawat. The veteran gave the Young Turk autographed wicketkeeping gloves.

RR also shared a couple of adorable pictures on their official Twitter handle. The Royals captioned the picture and wrote. “Something to keep, from one explosive keeper-batter to another.”

Rawat made his IPL debut in the same match, but he didn’t get a chance to bat after the Royals top and middle order made hay with the bat in hand.

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Sometimes you would have to swallow your ego: Jos Buttler

Earlier Buttler stated that there are times when one has to part one’s ego aside, respect the situation and play accordingly. He also admitted that despite wanting to play attacking cricket right from the outset, he has had to put his head down, waiting for the apt balls to pounce on.

“Sometimes you would have to swallow your ego and accept that things haven’t been happening like you would like them to or you don’t feel in perfect touch or you are not picking up the ball well and just give yourself some time and find a way,” Buttler said after the match against SRH.

“I like to be aggressive and scoring at a strike rate from the outset but sometimes that isn’t possible. Just try and stay in and to keep the belief that at some point something will click and you will turn that around,” he added.