Jos Buttler reveals his all-time IPL XI

Jos Buttler has been one of the star players in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He is the vice-captain of the franchise Rajasthan Royals (RR) and has been an integral part of the same since 2018. The England’s wicket-keeper’s journey in the cash-rich league started with the five-time champions Mumbai Indians (MI) in 2016. Since then, he…

Jos Buttler reveals his all-time IPL XI

Jos Buttler has been one of the star players in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He is the vice-captain of the franchise Rajasthan Royals (RR) and has been an integral part of the same since 2018.

The England’s wicket-keeper’s journey in the cash-rich league started with the five-time champions Mumbai Indians (MI) in 2016. Since then, he has been one of the stand-out players iof the T20 extravaganza.

In a conversation with Harsha Bhogle on Cricbuzz, Buttler revealed his all-time IPL XI.

The 30-year-old started by keeping himself along with Rohit Sharma in the opening slot.

“Rohit Sharma is my one of the favourite players, so he has to be there,” Buttler revealed.

At number 3, he picked Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli, followed by AB de Villiers. The Taunton-born preferred MS Dhoni as the wicket-keeper of the team.

The two all-rounders in Buttler’s XI are Kieron Pollard and Ravindra Jadeja. Both of them are excellent fielders and brilliant finishers.

The omission of Suresh Raina, who is popularly known as Mr. IPL, in the team is quite surprising.

The pace bowling attack comprises Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar.

Buttler stated that Malinga is one of the best and was simply unplayable at his peak, and Bumrah is following in his footsteps.

“When I think of Malinga at his best, he was pretty unplayable. 90 mile an hour and that devilish slow balls. He was quite incredible.”

“And Bumrah basically is the new Malinga,” he asserted.

Apart from Jadeja, India veteran Harbhajan Singh is the other spinner in the XI. He has an immense experience of 163 IPL matches and scalped 150 wickets so far

Buttler in the 64 innings in the IPL has amassed 1968 runs at a brilliant strike rate of 150 and recently scored his maiden century in the now-postponed tournament against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). He made 124 runs in 64 balls and was adjudged the ‘Player of the Match’.

Jos Buttler’s all-time IPL XI: Jos Buttler, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, MS Dhoni (WK), Kieron Pollard, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga.

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Kohli, who was still in the nascent stages of his international career back then, revealed that Tendulkar was why he started playing cricket.

“He is the reason I started playing cricket. Like me, I think most of the youngsters in India started playing cricket after watching Sachin. Today, it is a great honour to share the same dressing room with him. When I was young, my dream was only to meet him in real life and to get to know him personally is the best thing ever for him,” the 32-year-old said.

Bollywood star, Abhishek Bachchan who was also present in the gathering, indulged in the conversation, stating, “I would like to second what Virat said that Sachin was the reason a lot of us started playing cricket and Sachin was also the reason we all very quickly realised that we can’t be Sachin, so we should stop playing cricket and attempt something a bit easier in a field where we are not going to be compared, like acting.”

Abhishek further stated that Arjun Tendulkar, son of Sachin, would surely follow his father’s steps and succeed in cricket.

“I want to say from a son’s point of view, I know Arjun very well, I play cricket with him. I hope I am around when Arjun plays his hundredth hundred because I am sure he is going to follow in his father’s footsteps,” the actor said.

Sachin played his last Test match on 10 October 2013 against the West Indies. He scored 74 runs in his last Test innings. The next batsman to walk on the field was the future skipper of India, Kohli.

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