‘Best T20 player in the world’

Jos Butler. (Photo source: Twitter/BCCI)

There is no stopping Jos Buttler in IPL 2022. He currently tops the Orange Cap list by a huge margin and after scoring centuries against the Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders, the Englishman made another huge impact in the 22 yards in the clash against the Northern rivals Delhi Capitals at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

Just days after his match-winning ton against KKR, Buttler made his presence felt again. He scored an excellent century against DC, which saw him go after their main bowlers and the others from the start, showing fearless intent with his power-hitting skills even when RR scored at a brisk pace.

Centuries in a row for Jos Buttler in IPL 2022

Jos Buttler’s opening partner Devdutt Padikkal also gave him some much needed confidence on this occasion with his delightful stroke play and played a great supporting knock to perfection. The youngster managed to get back into shape with his first half century of the season. The southpaw scored a 35-ball 54 before being sacked by Khaleel Ahmed in the 16th over, but not before the duo added 155 runs for the opening score.

Buttler hit at 99 when Padikkal lost his wicket and he made sure to take the pressure off in the same over as he hit his personal milestone. On the penultimate delivery of that over, the England limited-overs specialist shot one into the deep mid-wicket for two runs, successfully breaking the three-digit mark. He reached his century with just 57 balls, much to the delight and applause of the spectators and the Rajasthan Royals dugout.

Meanwhile, this was also the third century of this season’s explosive opener and a second consecutive. After hitting his 100, Buttler showed no signs of complacency and continued his momentum into the death-overs. He added 47 runs for the second wicket along with skipper Sanju Samson before finally being fired by pacer Mustafizur Rahman on the last delivery of the penultimate pass.

Jos Buttler scored 116 runs from 65 balls, including nine fours and as many sixes with a stroke rate of 178.5 that propelled the Royals to a massive 222/2.

Here’s how Twitter responded to its century:

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