Youth India Opener Yashasvi Jaiswal has opened up about his experience batting alongside Jos Buttler at Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League. Jaiswal made a solid stand with England’s premier batsman Butler, who scored 863 runs in 17 matches to win the Orange Cap in the recently-concluded season. The left-right combination of the two worked well for Rajasthan this season as they complimented each other a lot.
Jaiswal heaped praise on his senior opening partner and described him as a legend on the field and a good person away from it.
“Jos (Butler) is a legend. He is a wonderful person. He is a very good person. I have played many chess games against him and won on all occasions (laughs). He is our star batsman. It’s fun to bat with him, share the dressing room with him and talk to him. He knows how to handle pressure. He makes batting so easy,” Jaiswal told Times of India.
Rajasthan Royals played quality cricket this year but were completely outplayed by Gujarat Titans in the summit clash. The 2022 season was off to a good start for the former champions to bring back their glory days of the inaugural season under Shane Warne. The foundation for this season has been laid for them and Samson has a strong team to take advantage of in the coming season.
Jaiswal also shared his dressing room experience as Rajasthan reached the final for the first time since the inaugural season. The southpaw said the team will continue to improve and make a strong comeback next season.
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“At RR we say something that we have to improvise and learn everyday. And we will focus on the process, we will work hard and we will make bold decisions and the result will come automatically. And I want to see RR win the title next season. We played great cricket this season. Be it Jose (Butler), (Yuzvendra) Chahal, or anyone else in the team, we have all contributed and worked hard. We missed out on winning the title, but I am sure this team will come back stronger next season. This team is very strong. I personally want to win matches for my team.”
Jaiswal had a good season with the bat as he scored 258 runs in 10 matches at a strike rate of 132.99.