Jos Buttler, the English wicketkeeper-batsman, is globally known for his power-hitting capabilities. He has been a match winner for his national team on certain occasions and hence, he was inducted in the Rajasthan Royals squad for this season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). However, his performance behind the stumps against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on April 15 gave people on social media a reason to troll him badly.
During the game, RCB were chasing a humungous target of 218 runs from 20 overs. During the 9th over, De Villiers had the strike while Shreyas Gopal was the bowler. Gopal bowled a short delivery and ABD went down the line to hit a biggie. The Protea batsman missed connecting the ball with the bat while Buttler missed a fine chance to dismiss de Villiers.
— Baahubali (@bahubalikabadla) April 15, 2018
Well, that was not all. Right in the next over, he missed another chance to run de Villiers out. People assumed that Buttler had dropped the game, that too twice. The tweeps even compared him to Pakistan’s Kamran Akmal and this is how they bantered on social media:
Just waiting for Jos Buttler to trip on the stumps with the ball in his mouth#RCBvsRR
— Gaurav Sethi (@BoredCricket) April 15, 2018
— Sai Arvind (@SaiArvind5) April 15, 2018
— Sportskeeda (@Sportskeeda) April 15, 2018
— Mahendra Baahubali (@sk00monu) April 15, 2018
And this was so harsh…
— Vivek Bajpai (@thatiimguy) April 15, 2018
— NoLifeWithoutCricket (@NLWC07) April 15, 2018
Jos Buttler would have thanked Sanju Samson who helped RR put such a big score that RCB fell short by 19 runs and lost the game.