After Jos Buttler’s Rescue Act, Harbhajan Singh's Swipe At Riyan Parag

Rajasthan Royals defeated Kolkata Knight Riders in the thrilling match between the two teams.Though the Royals emerged triumphant in the end, it wasn't all smooth for them in the middle, with Buttler finding it tough to orchestrate a partnership in the middle.

Seeing Buttler battle cramps and doubts to take the team through, former India cricketer Harbhaja Singh praised the Englishman, saying he should be celebrated by the cricketing fraternity just as some Indian players are.

In his praise for Buttler, Harbhajan also held criticism for Riyan Parag who scored 14-ball 34 but failed to convert his start into a big knock.

Harbhajan said, "Buttleris a special player. He is a different-level player. He is calm and composed. Whenever he got the chance, he hit sixes, fours and grabbed singles and doubles. When the other players are getting out, it is important to hold your batting and play your own game. A lot of youngsters need to learn from Buttler's innings. Riyan is a talented player. He scored 34 runs but this is how matches are won. You need to be there, you need to hold the fort.”

"You have that clear mindset to play which shot to play against which bowler. This is not the first time Jos Buttler has done it. He has done this several times and I am sure we will see him do this a lot more time in the future as well. He is one of the legends of the game," the former spinner said.


Apr 18, 2024 4:07 AM