Watch: Banter on a high as Jos Buttler bowls to Yuzvendra Chahal in Rajasthan Royals nets
Rajasthan Royals are having a great time in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) season. They have so far won seven out of 11 matches played and are sitting pretty at the third place in the points table. No wonder the players are in good space as well with things falling in place and they are seen mingling and having fun with each other in the nets.
One such duo having a great time pulling each other’s leg has been Jos Buttler and Yuzvendra Chahal. Ahead of the season, Chahal was seen troubling his England teammate asking about opening the batting with him and a lot of other things. While Buttler has shown his amazing skills so far in the season smashing three centuries, Chahal is leading in the purple cap race with a massive 22 wickets.
But here is a twist. What if the roles are reversed? Yes, Chahal has always been speaking wittily teasing about his batting and he faced Jos Buttler’s spin bowling in the nets ahead of their next game against Delhi Capitals on May 11 (Wednesday).
In the latest video the Royals have posted, Buttler can be seen asking the leg-spinner which kind of delivery he would like to face. Chahal continues the banter then saying that the English cricketer can bowl any kind of variation as he is only going to smash him.
RR posted a build up video on their official Twitter handle where Yuzvendra Chahal plays a backfoot shot off Buttler and the whole video will be soon coming up. It will be interesting to see who won the final battle in this hilarious duel.
Here’s the video:
Meanwhile, the race for the playoffs is heating up with several teams featuring in must-win encounters. Though RR are at the third position, they would be keen on seeing the ‘Q’ against their name sooner rather than later. They still need a couple of wins to seal their place in the playoffs and cannot afford to slip up at this crucial stage of the tournament.
Their last three matches are against Delhi Capitals, Lucknow Super Giants and Chennai Super Kings. Moreover, they will have to win all their three fixtures to have any chance of making it to top two so that the team gets an extra chance to play in the final of the tournament.