Writing on Jos Buttler’s bat surprises the social media
Buttler was named the Player of the Match in the Headingley Test.
Updated - Jun 4, 2018 9:13 am
Team England registered a comprehensive victory over the touring Pakistani side in the Headingley Test. They were under the pump as they had arrived in the competition trailing 0-1 in the series. They needed a spirited show and their bowlers handed them an innings and 55 runs win. Among the batsmen, it was Jos Buttler who was the star of the game. On a track where most batsmen struggled, Jos Buttler managed to score an unbeatn 80 in the first innings.
His knock came off 101 deliveries with 11 fours and a couple of sixes. England mustered 363 runs in their first innings with a lead of 189 runs. Certainly, it was this lead that dampened the spirits of the Pakistani side even before they came out to bat in the second innings. While everyone talked about how beautifully Buttler played in the game, there was another point of discussion about him among the fans on the day.
During the drinks break, Jos Buttler placed his bat and helmet on the ground. His bat was kept on the helmet. The cameraman could see something written on the handle of the willow. As he zoomed in, the inscription got clearer and it read, “Fu** it”. The broadcasters were quick to change to focus of the camera. However, that short duration was enough for the social media to get the screen captured. The picture went viral in no time.
Check out the picture here:
The story behind it
Well, here is the story behind the epic inscription on his bat. The reports in Cricbuzz suggest that Jos Buttler first wrote “Fu** it” on his bat in the 2015 season. He had a poor time in the longest format of the game. His failures against Pakistan in UAE extended his poor form to 12 innings without a fifty.
As a result, he was dropped from the side. It was just then that he decided to write the ‘kind’ words to motivate himself. Later, in the very same series, he smashed 116 off just 52 deliveries in an ODI game to announce his comeback to form in some fine fashion.