Jos Buttler, who performs for the Rajasthan Royals within the Indian Premier League (IPL), lavished reward on his earlier franchise Mumbai Indians throughout a BBC Podcast ‘The Doosra‘. The explosive England batsman likened the Mumbai-based franchise to the giants of English Premier League Manchester United. According to Buttler, Mumbai Indians’ fan following is much like Manchester United. “I loved my time with Mumbai as well and I’ve loved Rajasthan equally as much, two different franchises. Mumbai Indians are sort of the Manchester United of the IPL, such a massive team with such a massive following,” Jos Buttler stated throughout the podcast.
The 29-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman stated that the IPL is the very best event on the planet barring World Cups.
“It (IPL) has helped English cricket. IPL is always something that I was desperate to play. For me, it is the best tournament in the world. I know World Cups are different, you take that out,” Buttler added.
Buttler thanked former England batsman Kevin Pietersen, who in keeping with him paved the best way for lots of England cricketers to take part within the profitable league.
“The roadblocks that he (Pietersen) faced, I think he really did sort of paved the way for a lot of us to go and now play in the IPL with more blessing than there used to be from English cricket,” Buttler stated.
Buttler, who performed his first IPL sport in 2016 for the Mumbai Indians, has featured in 45 matches within the event and has scored 1,386 runs at a powerful strike of over 150.
Buttler was slated to journey to India for the 13th version of the IPL however as a result of coronavirus pandemic, the Board of Control for Cricket in India postponed the cash-rich league indefinitely.