IPL 2022: 'It's Nice When You Work With Someone And They Remember It': Pakistan Great Thanks Jos Buttler For Acknowledging His Advice
Mushtaq Ahmed (Image Credits: Twitter)

England big-gun Jos Buttler has taken the 2022 Indian Premier League by storm. The Rajasthan Royals opener has scored 499 runs in eight matches in the tournament so far, and is the current holder of the ‘Orange cap’.

Jos Buttler has hammered three centuries in the season up until this point and is on a course toward breaking Virat Kohli’s run-scoring record in a single season of the competition (973 runs in 2016 IPL).

Jos Buttler
Jos Buttler. Image: BCCI/IPL

Mushtaq Ahmed Always Told Me To Hit On The Off-side First: Jos Buttler

As of late, in a relaxed visit with colleague Ravichandran Ashwin for the Rajasthan Royals, Jos Buttler talked exhaustively about his batting, and during one such second, he additionally reviewed an exhortation from former Pakistan spinner Mushtaq Ahmed about one of his shots.

Jos Buttler
Jos Buttler. (Photo: IPL)

“Mushtaq Ahmed always told me to hit on the off-side first and then come around to the leg-side. If you are looking only on the leg-side, you will never hit the ball on the off-side,” Buttler had told Ashwin.

Mushtaq Ahmed Responds To Jos Buttler’s Remarks

Ahmed has now responded to Buttler’s remark, saying thanks to him for recollecting the guidance. Ahmed worked intimately with Buttler during his spell as the spin bowling coach of England between 2008-and 2014.

“I worked with England for six years and everyone remembers the technical work we did. It is nice when you work with someone and they remember it, I communicated with Buttler and thanked him too,” Mushtaq said in a video message, as quoted by Cricket Pakistan.

“The coach’s job is to pass on his knowledge and experience to the players, the rest is up to the player. We are also trying to bring this culture to the Pakistani team,” he added.

Mushtaq Ahmed (Image Credits: Twitter)
Mushtaq Ahmed (Image Credits: Twitter)

Ahmed had additionally been Pakistan’s spin bowling mentor through 2020 and 2021. The spinner represented the Pakistani side in 52 Tests and 144 ODIs.

Jos Buttler, in the interim, keeps on dominating the bowlers in the ongoing season; be that as it may, he fell early in the team’s last game against Royal Challengers Bangalore, when he was dismissed on 8 by Josh Hazelwood on mid-on where Mohammad Siraj took an excellent catch.

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