RR vs KKR: First Jos Buttler Sacrificed His Wicket For Yashasvi, Then Punished By BCCI, Check Full Report

Rajasthan Royals registered a 9-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders in the 56th match of IPL 2023. With this one win, Rajasthan joined the top-3 in the points table again. Jos Buttler got a double blow in this match.

Butler sacrificed his wicket to save Yashasvi Jaiswal from running out, and after that, the English batsman had to face the punishment. He was fined 10 percent of the match fee.

Yashasvi Jaiswal hit the fastest fifty in IPL history against Kolkata Knight Riders, then Jos Buttler has a big hand in it. If he did not sacrifice himself to save Yashasvi from getting out, then Yashasvi would not have been able to create history by hitting a half-century in 13 balls.

Harshit Rana bowled the second over of Rajasthan’s innings. He bowled the fourth ball of the over short of a length. Butler tried to make a big shot on it. But, the ball went to the fielder stationed at a point after hitting the pad after taking the edge of his bat.

On Butler’s call, Yashasvi ran for a single. But Butler kept watching the ball. By then, Yashasvi had come to half the crease. After this, Butler realized that Yashasvi could be run out, so he ran towards the non-striker’s end. But Andre Russell’s accurate throw went straight to the stumps, and Butler was run out. He got out on zero after playing 3 balls.

Butler, who played a stormy inning of 95 runs in the last match, could not even open the account in this match. When Butler was run out, Yashasvi scored 27 runs in 7 balls. If Butler had not sacrificed his wicket, Yashasvi would have been run out, and his name would not have been discussed so much. Yashasvi also did not let Butler’s sacrifice go to waste, and after hitting 26 runs in the first over, his bat fell silent only after helping Rajasthan win. He hit an unbeaten 98 off 47 balls.

Butler was fined 10 percent of his match fee for showing displeasure after the runout. In a statement issued by the IPL, it was said that Butler was found guilty of breaching Level 1 of Article 2.2 of the IPL’s Code of Conduct. The match referee’s decision on Level-1 violations is final. Butler accepted his crime. The next match of Rajasthan Royals will be from Royal Challengers Bangalore in Jaipur this Sunday.

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