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Jos Buttler’s secret: No ego or panic

‘It was a big game for us and we wanted to make sure to put a big score’

PTI Calcutta Published 26.05.22, 01:36 AM
Jos Buttler

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Rajasthan Royals opener Jos Buttler failed to time the ball initially against the Gujarat Titans in Tuesday’s Qualifier 1 but the Englishman had no qualms in admitting so.

He rather said one has to swallow their ego and hang in there without panicking.


“I was determined to hang in there. It was a big game for us and we wanted to make sure to put a big score,” Buttler, this season’s Orange Cap holder, said at the post-match press conference after their seven-wicket loss to the Titans at the Eden.

“Sometimes you got to swallow your ego, if you are finding it hard, you are finding it hard. I don’t try to force too much, don’t panic. The opposition would prefer me to panic and get out, just try to hang in there. I knew at some point I would get away. I trusted myself. Today (Tuesday), it came late in the innings,” he added.

Buttler now has 718 runs in 15 games. The Royals will next take on RCB in Qualifier 2 at the Motera stadium in Ahmedabad on Friday.

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