IPL 2024: Jos Buttler credits Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni for his greatest innings in the tournament

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RR centurion Jos Buttler revealed how Indian batting greats Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni helped him carve one of the best knocks in the IPL history against KKR. Drawing from their examples of perseverance and belief, Buttler harnessed their mindset to propel himself to what he deemed his greatest IPL knock ever. Buttler hit his 7th IPL century to help RR beat KKR by two wickets at Eden Gardens on Tuesday.

Jos Buttler’s recuse knock

In a thrilling match against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at Eden Gardens, Buttler’s remarkable century led the Rajasthan Royals to a stunning victory. The task was challenging, with RR at 178/7 after 17 overs, needing 46 runs from 16 balls. But Buttler’s presence on the field filled the RR camp with hope and determination.

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Reflecting on his extraordinary knock, Buttler revealed how the guidance of cricketing stalwarts like Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni fueled his performance. Drawing from their examples of perseverance and belief, Buttler navigated through moments of struggle with unwavering determination.

“Keep believing, that was the real key today. I was struggling a bit for rhythm. At times you feel frustrated or you are questioning yourself. I tell myself it’s okay, keep going, you’ll get your rhythm back and try to stay calm. There’s been plenty of times throughout the IPL, you’ve seen crazy things happen,” Buttler said in the post-match presentation ceremony.

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Drawing inspiration from cricketing legends like Dhoni and Kohli, Jos  Buttler highlighted the significance of staying at the crease and maintaining belief, a lesson he learned from conversations with Sangakkara. By adhering to this mindset, Buttler not only anchored his innings but also guided his team to victory.

“Guys like Dhoni and Kohli, the way they stay till the end and keep believing and I tried to do the same. That’s something Sangakkara has told me a lot – there’s always a breaking point. The worst thing you can do is to not fight and give your wicket away. He just tells me to stay there and at some point, the momentum will change. That’s been a big part of my play over the last few years. (Greatest IPL innings?) I would think so. Very satisfying,” Jos Buttler added.

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Teja Devathoti
Teja Devathoti
Sports Content Writer at Swen Entertainment. Teja Devathoti has done his Bachelors in Commerce. He previously worked at Amazon as an associate in Operations. He has been a passionate follower of Cricket and other Sports since his childhood and this was the major reason to shift his career path to content creation because of its story-telling ability. He has a great desire to travel to all corners of the world covering various sports. Other than watching sports, Teja has a keen interest in Travelling, Music and Singing. His favourite cricket memory is India winning the 50 over World Cup and the great man Sachin Tendulkar achieving his biggest dream in his home ground.

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