Jos Butler Names His Two Favourite IPL Stars

The wicketkeeper-batsman from England Jos Butler had a terrific season with the franchise Rajasthan Royals in the 2018 edition of the Indian Premier League.

Cricket news: Both of them are impressive and I look up to them, says Butler

The hard hitting batsman did not do much in the first phase of the tournament as he remained quiet while batting down the order. His team also had a poor run in the beginning of the tournament.

But everything changed when Butler was promoted to the top and was asked to open the batting for Rajasthan and was instrumental in the qualification of his team to the playoffs.

Butler went on to score five consecutive half-centuries equalling the feat which was earlier achieved by Virender Sehwag in 2012. Butler was very close in breaking the record for his consecutive sixth fifty but somehow could not manage to do so.

Rajasthan was unfortunate not to have him in their side in the playoff match against the Kolkata Knight Riders, as Butler was called up for the England squad for the Test match series against Pakistan.

He had some memorable moments in the IPL and he shared some of those recently in an interview session video made for the Rajasthan Royals.

The interview was a set of rapid fire questions asked by the anchor Rochelle Rao and the video was also uploaded in the official media handle of Rajasthan Royals.

Among the various questions asked to Butler, there was one such question in which he was asked to name of his favourite crickets from the IPL.

Butler took the names of former Indian captain MS Dhoni and current Indian captain Virat Kohli without any hesitation.

He said that as a wicketkeeper himself, he has always admired Dhoni. For Kohli, the Englishman said that he is impressed by the Indian captain with the way he takes the game to a different level.

When asked about the most challenging bowler he had faced in the IPL, he named Mumbai Indians’ Jasprit Bumrah.

Apart from the cricketing talks, he was also asked if he was liking the Indian food, to which he replied back that he is loving the paneer dishes and the curries.