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Jos Buttler takes a funny dig at million dollar man Ben Stokes

Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes
Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

English wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler took very little time to take a funny dig at his English team-mate Ben Stokes. The camaraderie that the English players share is often on display in the social media. Moments after the English all-rounder Ben Stokes made the headlines at the IPL auctions, the good wishes came in flooding from all corners. Buttler chose to do it in his way. In the auctions, Stokes was tipped to be one of the hottest properties. When the auctions rolled out on Monday morning, the anticipated news only came true.

As many as four teams got into bidding bid war for the Brit. It was Rising Pune Supergiants who eventually bagged the services of Ben Stokes for a whopping INR 14.5 crores. Stokes was the most expensive buy of the auctions this year and the second highest ever after Yuvraj Singh, who was bought for 16 crores INR in the 2015 auctions. It is safe to say that even the all-rounder himself would not have imagined that he would end up being the most sought after player in the auctions.

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He was welcomed by the new RPS skipper Steve Smith and his future teammate at the RPS franchise, Faf du Plessis. However, the tweet that stood out from the rest encircling around Stokes was by Jos Buttler. The English wicket keeper quoted a picture of Stokes that was shared by Mark Wood. Stokes can be seen staring at his cell phone and giving a wry smile while having a look at it. Buttler jokingly wrote that perhaps the all-rounder is busy finalizing a deal for a new Lamborghini. He wrote, “He’s too busy texting the Lamborghini dealership.”

The IPL is the most renowned T20 league in the world and there is no need to have a testimonial for the cash richness of the tournament. A whopping deal of 14.5 crores INR is good enough for Stokes to be the new million dollar guy in town. Talking about the bond between the two players, it was Buttler who had advised Stokes to be a part of the league. Buttler was involved with the Mumbai Indians in the previous edition of the tournament and had given a very positive feedback about the tournament to Stokes. It was after his feedback that Stokes got into the auction pool this year.

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