Rajasthan Royals (RR) batsman Jos Buttler was elated after hitting his maiden hundred in T20 cricket and that too in his team’s winning cause in the 28th game of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on Sunday (May 2).
Buttler – who played a match-winning knock of 124 off just 64 balls laced with 11 fours and 8 sixes that helped Rajasthan Royals (RR) to beat Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 55 runs in Delhi on Sunday, said his innings is right there up at the top in terms of his finest in the shortest format of the game.
For RR at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, Chris Morris and Mustafizur Rahman were the standout bowlers, taking three wickets each to help Rajasthan beat Hyderabad by 55 runs as the team moved to the fifth spot with 6 points from 7 games on the IPL 2021 points table on Sunday.
Buttler said at a virtual post-match news conference: “It is certainly up there, it is my first hundred in T20 cricket. I am delighted, I would say that I did not fill my fluent self throughout, I have certainly felt better at the crease for a while now, I have been searching for something, and every day is a new opportunity. Really enjoyed today, nice to spend some time in the middle and get back to my best.”
He added, “The whole game of cricket is managing risk and when to take your options. At certain times, you get feel for a certain bowler, in the first six overs, there are two fielders outside the inner circle, so if you could play good shots and find the gaps, you can score well.”
The Englishman signed off by saying, “Today, I felt like that the pitch was on a lower side and there was not too much pace so I thought the scoop shots or shots behind the wicket will not be that valuable so I thought targeting the straighter boundary would be a nice option.”
(With ANI Inputs)