IPL 2022: Jos Buttler removes orange cap after Hardik Pandya crosses him in the runs tally

Jos Buttler Hardik Pandya
Image Credits: BCCI
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Jos Buttler Hardik Pandya
Image Credits: BCCI

English wicketkeeper-batter Jos Buttler has been in a swashbuckling form this season. He is going through a purple patch at the moment, and scoring runs for fun in the IPL 2022. Buttler is the leading run-scorer in the current edition of the Indian Premier League.

Jos has emerged as the boss in the batting charts with 272 runs in 5 matches at an explosive strike rate of 152.81. He is followed by the Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya with 228 runs in 5 matches at a strike rate of 136.53.

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Both players came toe-to-toe against each other when Rajasthan Royals met Gujarat Titans in the 24th match of the IPL 2022. Hardik Pandya started the fixture with 141 runs against his name in four matches, but the Baroda-born all-rounder went on to play an unbeaten knock of 87 runs. Meanwhile, he managed to displace Jos at the top of the batting charts during his wonderful knock.

Meanwhile, Jos Buttler realized the same during the innings, and he removed his orange cap immediately without waiting for the innings’ end to do the changeover.

Watch the video here: 

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Jos Buttler and Orange Cap – a never-ending love story

No one can keep Jos Buttler away from the orange cap this season. After surrendering the orange cap to Hardik Pandya in the first innings, Jos Buttler took only four balls to earn it back.

Buttler looked in a different mood against Gujarat Titans as the opener went on to score another quickfire fifty. Before getting out, he smashed 54 runs off 24 deliveries, including three sixes.

However, his team could not take advantage of such a solid start from the Englishman and succumb to a 37-runs loss to Gujarat Titans.

Batting first, Gujarat Titans posted a total of 192/4 in 20 overs. Rajasthan Royals failed to overhaul the target as their middle-order crumbled under pressure. Everything went downhill for them after the departure of Jos Buttler, and the Royals registered their 2nd defeat of the season.

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