MI vs RR: Jos Buttler reveals reason behind not celebrating after his swashbuckling century

Jos Buttler scored 100 of 68 deliveries which included 11 fours and 5 sixes.

Jos Buttler's century
Jos Buttler’s century. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

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England’s star batter Jos Buttler lit up the IPL stage after he brought up the first century of the 2022 season in the fixture against the Mumbai Indians. The right-hander took on the bowling right from the outset including 26 from a single over of Basil Thampi and used the field restrictions to his advantage. This is also Buttler’s second century in IPL overall with the first one coming in the last season against the Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Buttler after getting to his hundred was castled by Jasprit Bumrah with a searing yorker but he had already done the damage and helped his side to a big total of 193 on the board in their 20 overs. Rajasthan Royals ended up winning the game by 23 runs on the back of some good bowling towards the end and clinched their second straight victory of the season.

However, Buttler after his century didn’t celebrate with huge excitement and he revealed the reason behind it after the first innings was completed.

Thought I knew, but never quite sure: Jos Buttler

Buttler mentioned that he was quite delighted to be among the contributors for his side and noted the fact that Mumbai used their lethal weapon Jasprit Bumrah against him. On the question over his muted celebration, Buttler noted that the DRS review had confused him a little bit and stopped him from celebrating. He added that he wasn’t happy after not being able to capitalize a lot in the back end of the innings.

“It’s a great feeling, nice to contribute. A bit nervous, not sure if it’s a good score or not. Mumbai always attack me with Bumrah, he’s one of the best bowlers in the world, so it’s hard work. I thought that over was a short leg-side boundary. This time we tried to really accelerate,” Buttler told broadcasters.

“I thought I knew, but never quite sure, so just wanted to wait and see. I got a bit frustrated at the end, but I felt okay. I slowed down a bit, I couldn’t get the ball the way I would’ve liked. So we could’ve got a few more, but you know the start of the day at 194, we would’ve taken that,” he added.