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IPL 2021: Sanju Samson is in his first year of captaincy, my role is to pass on experience – Jos Buttler

IPL 2021: Rajasthan Royals batsman Jos Buttler opened up on his role in Rajasthan Royals setup during an exclusive interview with Sports Today. The England star also talked about grooming the ‘exciting’ Indians talents.

Rajasthan Royals wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler (BCCI Image)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Jos Buttler has opened up on his role in Rajasthan Royals setup
  • Buttler said that his job was to pass on his experience to young Sanju Samson
  • The wicketkeeper-batsman also talked about the roles of David Miller and Chris Morris

Rajasthan Royals (RR) is a team which heavily relies on their overseas stars. They have the likes of Jos Buttler, Chris Morris and David Miller in their team while Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes got unfortunately ruled out of the tournament due to injuries.

A 26-year-old Sanju Samson, who has played 7 matches for India till date, is the leader of the pack. What role does someone like Jos Buttler, the vice-captain of England in the white-ball formats, play in such setups?

We have got the answer ready for you. The talismanic wicketkeeper-batsman in an exclusive interview with Sports Today has talked in detail about his role in the revamped Rajasthan Royals team. The 30-year-old has answered to the question in a very simple and crisp manner, just like his batting. The Taunton-born cricketer has stated that “passing on the experience” to a young leader like Samson and guiding the youngsters in the team alongside Chris Morris and David Miller was two of his most important roles.

“I think, seeing my role at the moment, it is to try and pass on experience. Try and lead from the front in the way I train, in the way I play, that’s really important. Sanju is in his first year of captaincy. So I have done a lot of vice-captaincy work with the England team, so I am trying to help him along the way when he wants something, or if I see anything. Try and suggest things. We have lots of really exciting young Indian players. I think it’s really important for myself and the likes of David Miller and Chris Morris as overseas players, we have a lot of experience, to try and assist those guys and try to help them learn, try and pass on skills that we have learnt,” Jos Buttler told Sports Today.

Rajasthan Royals are yet to find rhythm in the ongoing IPL 2021 and are placed seventh on the 8-team points table. Out of the 5 matches they have played far, the 2009 champions have managed to win only 2 of them.

The team has lately been plagued by injuries and players (Andrew Tye and Liam Livingstone) opting out of the tournament due to bio-bubble fatigue. They play their next match against Mumbai Indians on Thursday.

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