Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma taken for a toss as Jos Buttler demands Rajasthan Royals to buy this player

Updated - 13 Apr 2024, 02:13 PM

Rohit Sharma Virat Kohli Jos Buttler
Rohit Sharma Virat Kohli Jos Buttler (Credits: Instagram)

Rajasthan Royals' English opening batsman Jos Buttler has made a cryptic suggestion to his franchise owners as well as the team management to acquire the services of Afghanistan bowling all-rounder Rashid Khan.

Buttler made this revelation while speaking to Trent Boult in an exclusive rapid-fire questionnaire interview recently via Jio Broadcast.

Therein, both Boult and Buttler disclosed a lot of things about themselves, their personal choices as well as favorites, and fans are just loving every bit of that video. 

Jos Buttler and Trent Boult are currently enjoying themselves in the grand Indian summer of Indian Premier League T20 cricket.

Not only are they enjoying the city of Rajasthan and flying around in different parts of the country, but they are also enjoying the terrific start they have got off to in their new season.

The Royals, who are head coached by Sri-Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara, were the only unbeaten team in the league until they faced 2022 champions Gujarat Titans, 3 days ago at the Sawai Mansingh stadium. 

Despite posting a target of 197, the Royals weren't able to get the victory, and that somehow has something to do with the way Jos Buttler played.

The wicket-keeper batsman had entered the match after getting to his first IPL 2024 century against RCB in their previous game but against the Titans, Buttler flopped badly and left for the dressing room for just 8 runs.

Another major reason for that loss was skipper Sanju Samson bowling just 2 overs from the serial wicket-taker Trent Boult. So directly or indirectly, it seems as if Buttler and Boult are very crucial for the team's positive performances. 

Jos Buttler snubs other world-class cricketers to choose Rashid Khan 

Before Trent Boult asked Jos Buttler to name the one player that he wanted to see play for the Royals, the left-arm seamer had salt being put on his wounds by the Englishman.

The Kiwi had asked Buttler to choose from the 2019 and 2022 World Cup wins as to which one felt more special to him.

To that, the right-hand batter made things awkward by saying that the infamous Super Over in the 2019 CWC final at Lord's was his favorite.

In case you didn't know, Boult and New Zealand were on the receiving end of the tragic end to the World Cup with Eoin Morgan's England winning the contest only because of a greater boundary count.  

And right after it, Buttler named Rashid Khan as the one player he wanted to play with, in Rajasthan Royals, and to that, Boult just said "Good option" with a smirk on his face.

That smirk is possible because both of them were there to see Rashid playing out a knock of 24 off 11 at a strike rate of 218 and snatch the victory from the hands of RR. So pretty much sums up why the Afghani is a good option. 

Rajasthan Royals to travel to Mullanpur for a clash against Punjab 

Meanwhile, the Rajasthan Royals will be playing their 6th league match of the season in Punjab Kings' new home ground at Mullanpur. RR have a solid chance of touching the 10-point mark with a win later tonight and the hosts will be playing today to grab their 3rd win of the season.