Jos Buttler gifted a bat with a special message on it to his Rajasthan Royals young opening partner, Yashasvi Jaiswal before leaving for England.
Since the IPL 2021 has been indefinitely suspended, the England players are allowed to return home and will have to undergo a mandatory quarantine period.
Jos Buttler and Yashasvi Jaiswal were paired from Royals’ fifth match of the season – the left-hander replaced Manan Vohra at the top and flourished immediately. Against the Kolkata Knight Riders, Yashasvi Jaiswal, in his first match of the season, scored a 17-ball 22; he followed it up with a brilliant 20-ball 32 against the Mumbai Indians.
Jos Buttler himself was having a middling season till the 6th game – he had scored 130 runs in 6 innings at a strike rate of 127.45. However, the explosive opener stormed back to form, assaulting the Sunrisers Hyderabad bowlers in his 64-ball knock for 124 runs, which was his maiden IPL ton. Unfortunately, for now, the pair won’t be seen together for a while as the tournament stands postponed.
Enjoy your talent: Jos Buttler
Before departing for home, along with his other English collegues, Jos Buttler gifted the 19-year-old Jaiswal his bat with a special message on it: “To Yash, enjoy your talent. Best Wishes.”
The photos were shared on the official social media handles of the Rajasthan franchise.
“A special gift from a special opening partner. #HallaBol #RoyalsFamily @josbuttler @yashasvijaiswal28,” RR captioned the post.
Jaiswal’s name has been heard a lot in the cricket arena for the past couple of years. The Uttar Pradesh born was the captain of the Indian side in the Under-19 World Cup last year, where the team reached the final but lost to the Bangladesh Under-19 side in a close encounter.
He made his debut for the Royals last season in the UAE featuring in 3 matches. The southpaw plays for Mumbai in domestic cricket and was part of the side, led by Prithvi Shaw, which won the Vijay Hazare Trophy prior to IPL 2021.
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) May 4, 2021