Veteran Rajasthan Royals (RR) opener Jos Buttler opined on the lack of runs off his bat in IPL 2023 but he also wants to stick to the process that helped him gain success last year as well. He also opened up on the importance of staying true to himself as well.

Buttler, who won the Orange Cap last year, hasn’t had quite the impact in the ongoing season also. Although the veteran keeper-batter has made three half-centuries, he hasn’t scored one in the last five innings and has registered two ducks as well. While speaking at a press conference ahead of facing the Gujarat Titans on Friday, May 5, he stated that the business end of the tournament is an exciting time and he also understands the need for runs off his bat as well. He said:

“It is a crucial time in the tournament and that’s very exciting. This is the best way to look at it. Whether runs are coming or not, it’s important to stick to what I know and believe in, and play my brand of cricket. I started the tournament doing that pretty well, but haven’t scored as many runs as I would have liked to score of late. But it is important for me to stay true to myself.”

However, Jos Buttler smashed a staggering 863 runs in 17 matches last year with four fifties and as many centuries last year. It was the second-highest number of runs in a single IPL edition as well.

“He has an insatiable appetite to learn” – Jos Buttler on Yashasvi Jaiswal

"He has an insatiable appetite to learn" - Jos Buttler on Yashasvi Jaiswal
“He has an insatiable appetite to learn” – Jos Buttler on Yashasvi Jaiswal

However, he also opened up on his bond with his fellow opener Yashasvi Jaiswal. Buttler suggested that he can learn a lot from the youngster and predicted a bright future for the talented youngster. He added:

“I share a nice relationship with Yashasvi and he has an insatiable appetite to learn. And it is not always that young guys learn from the older ones. Even the older guys can watch the youngsters and learn from them. The shots he possesses are fantastic and he plays with fantasy. If he continues to do well, it will serve him well.”

Yashasvi Jaiswal, who has amassed 428 runs this season, scored his maiden IPL ton in the last outing against the Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium. However, it couldn’t save his side from losing as Tim David’s three sixes scripted a famous win for the hosts at the end.

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