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‘F*** it’ - Jos Buttler writes bizarre message on bat handle during Pakistan Test

Jos Buttler was one of the best performers for England during the second Test against Pakistan on Sunday, but the wicket-keeper batsman made the headlines for a completely different reason.

cricket Updated: Jun 04, 2018 13:41 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
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Jos Buttler played a major role in England’s victory over Pakistan in the second Test match in Leeds on Sunday.(REUTERS)

It has been a year to remember for Jos Buttler. The England wicket-keeper batsman had a brilliant run of form for Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and thanks to his performances, Buttler earned a call-up to the England cricket team for the Test series against Pakistan.

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Buttler’s purple patch showed no signs of waning during the series as he scored 80* to guide his team to victory on Sunday. However, the England international found himself in the headlines for a completely different reason as a picture of his bat went viral on the social media after the match.

The picture showed the words ‘F*** it’ scrawled on top of his bat’s handle and social media users did not take long to start trolling the cricketer. The cricketer did not issue any clarification about the message but the users on social media tried to come up with various explanations.

England thrashed Pakistan by an innings and 55 runs to win the second cricket Test at Headingley in Leeds on Sunday. The victory, completed inside three days, saw England level the two-match series at 1-1 after Pakistan won the first Test at Lord’s by nine wickets.

It was also England’s first victory in a Test match since they beat the West Indies at Lord’s in September, with the side having endured a winless run of six defeats in eight Tests coming into this fixture.

(With inputs from AFP)

First Published: Jun 04, 2018 13:41 IST