Wouldn’t say I singlehandedly won game: Buttler shuns limelight after KKR heist

Written by Mohan Sharma

RR’s Jos Buttler decided to shun the limelight and claimed that he didn’t single-handedly win the match against KKR at the Eden Gardens on Tuesday, April 14. Buttler scored his second hundred of the season in Kolkata as the Royals completed an incredible heist to clinch the win from Kolkata. Buttler remained unbeaten on 107 to guide his side to their 6th win of the campaign.

However, Buttler refused to take credit for getting the Royals over the line and quickly pointed out to some of the cameos by Riyan Parag and Rovman Powell. Riyan scored 34 off 14 balls while Powell hit Narine for a couple of sixes as RR won the match by two wickets in the end. Speaking to Jio Cinema, Buttler said that Riyan got their innings going before Powell’s faceoff with Narine swung the momentum in their favour.

“No, I wouldn’t say that at all. I think there are a few great cameos from the guys. Riyan Parag really got us going. He came in and struck the ball beautifully, and I think the way Rovman Powell played, you know that over against Narine. The way he took him on really sort of swung the momentum.

“And then, as you know, keep believing. I think that was the key. You know, the negative thoughts do come in, and you start to question yourself, Is it too much to do? But, then try and flip it completely and sort of dare to dream,” said Buttler.

Buttler went on to say that the knock against KKR was right up there with some of his best outings with the bat.

“Yeah, I think right up there, hitting the winning runs off the last ball is an amazing feeling. I think the IPL always seems to throw up these matches. I think that’s what allows you to keep thinking that something crazy might be able to be possible,” said Buttler.

Buttler and RR will now head back to Jaipur as they welcome MI to the Sawai Mansingh stadium on April 22.

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