Jos Buttler destroyed Chennai Super Kings (CSK) with an assault that led Rajasthan Royals (RR)to a thrilling four-wicket win on Friday to keep their IPL 2018 playoffs hopes alive.
Buttler showed over the course of his unbeaten 95 that what Chennai’s experienced batsmen could do, he could do better.
Chasing 175 on the dry, cracked surface of the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, he was unmoved in the face of scoreboard pressure, decorating the ground with an array of shots to ensure Rajasthan were never behind the demanding asking rate.
After his 82 against Kings XI Punjab in their last win, Buttler went one better during his 60-ball knock that was studded with 11 fours and two sixes, as he single-handedly led the Royals to 177 for 6 in 19.5 overs.
Here’s how cricket fraternity and fans reacted to Joss Buttler’s brilliance:
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) May 11, 2018
Wonderful back to back knocks from a special man @josbuttler 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻👏🏻👏🏻
— Rashid Khan (@rashidkhan_19) May 11, 2018
Magnificent innings from Buttler and this is a sensational win for @rajasthanroyals . K Gowtham 's two sixes were the turning point and what a wonderful buy he has turned out to be. Worth every penny spent. #RRvCSK
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) May 11, 2018
What better way to keep yourselves alive in the tournament. Sensational from @josbuttler yet again. Not to forget Krishnappa Gowtham. Comes out everytime, backs himself & smacks them. If at all a victory can bring in momentum, this has to be it for the @rajasthanroyals #RRvCSK
— Hemang Badani (@hemangkbadani) May 11, 2018
What an innings from @josbuttler to make @rajasthanroyals win this important game. And this last over finish has made things even more interesting in the tournament. Too many teams with same number of points..Ab aayega maza. #IPL #RPswing pic.twitter.com/FDdvcnFbMa
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) May 11, 2018
That is a phenomenal innings by Butler to win it for RR #RRvCSK
— zainab abbas (@ZAbbasOfficial) May 11, 2018
What a knock from @josbuttler 🔥🔥
— Eoin Morgan (@Eoin16) May 11, 2018
— Lisa Sthalekar (@sthalekar93) May 11, 2018
That was a super chase from the Rajasthan Royals. Gotta say, I like this pink kit.
— Gaurav Kapur (@gauravkapur) May 11, 2018
— Jason Roy (@JasonRoy20) May 11, 2018
— Rajeev Shukla (@ShuklaRajiv) May 11, 2018
— Erin Holland (@erinvholland) May 11, 2018
@josbuttler at the top of the order! Well played Sir.
— Brendon McCullum (@Bazmccullum) May 11, 2018
Wow @josbuttler proper innings that!
— Mitchell McClenaghan (@Mitch_Savage) May 11, 2018
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) May 11, 2018
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) May 11, 2018
Fantastic knock by Butler, famous win for Rajasthan. Raises question whether Chennai peaked too early and are running out of steam
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) May 11, 2018
Jos Buttler, the man does it once again. Ends on the winning side, for once.
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) May 11, 2018
— Danielle Wyatt (@Danni_Wyatt) May 11, 2018
Jos Buttler – 1️⃣ Man, 4️⃣ awards 🏆🏆🏆
Perfect catch of the match
Tata nexon super striker
Star plus nayi soch award
Man of the match 9️⃣5️⃣*
The one man army that took #RR cruising to VICTORY! #RRvCSK #BESTvsBEST #PerfectFan #VIVOIPL #IPL2018 #Yellove #WhistlePodu
— ✨ Karen D’souza ✨ (@karenvdsouza) May 11, 2018
Mahendra Singh Buttler. #RRvCSK
— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) May 11, 2018
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 11, 2018
— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) May 11, 2018
Terrific win! Krishnappa Gowtham, remember the name. And of course, Jos Butter! #RRvCSK
— Shayan Acharya (@ShayanAcharya) May 11, 2018