Harbhajan Singh Criticizes Riyan Parag's Performance, Urges Him to Learn from Jos Buttler

Jos Buttler's century guides Rajasthan Royals to thrilling IPL 2024 win; Harbhajan Singh praises his heroics and urges Riyan Parag to learn from the English batter's composure.

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Harbhajan Singh Criticizes Riyan Parag's Performance, Urges Him to Learn from Jos Buttler

Harbhajan Singh Criticizes Riyan Parag's Performance, Urges Him to Learn from Jos Buttler

Former Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh has praised Jos Buttler's exceptional batting display for the Rajasthan Royals in their thrilling IPL 2024 victory over the Kolkata Knight Riders. Buttler's unbeaten century off just 60 balls, which included nine fours and six sixes, single-handedly led his team to a two-wicket win in a high-scoring encounter at Eden Gardens.

Harbhajan described Buttler as a 'special player' and emphasized the importance of learning from his composed mindset and ability to play against any bowler. "Jos Buttler is one of the legends of the game and deserves more credit for his impressive performances in the cash-rich league," Harbhajan said. He also criticized cricket experts for not giving enough credit to English batters like Buttler.

However, Harbhajan also expressed disappointment with Riyan Parag's performance in the match. Parag scored a promising 34 runs off 14 balls but was dismissed after going for a reckless shot. Harbhajan advised the youngster to focus on building partnerships and staying at the crease to secure victories, like Buttler. "Riyan Parag needs to learn from Jos Buttler's exploits in the Indian Premier League 2024," Harbhajan said.

Why this matters: Buttler's consistent match-winning performances have established him as a key player for the Rajasthan Royals and a force to be reckoned with in the IPL. His ability to single-handedly win matches highlights the impact that individual brilliance can have in the tournament. Parag's dismissal, on the other hand, underscores the importance for young players to prioritize team success over personal milestones.

Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson praised Buttler's knock, acknowledging his exceptional batting display as a key factor in the team's victory. The win helped Rajasthan Royals top the IPL 2024 table with 12 points from seven matches. They will face the Lucknow Super Giants in their upcoming fixture, aiming to continue their winning streak and solidify their position at the top of the points table.

Key Takeaways

  • Harbhajan praised Jos Buttler's century in RR's IPL 2024 win over KKR.
  • Buttler is a 'special player' who deserves more credit, according to Harbhajan.
  • Harbhajan criticized Riyan Parag's reckless dismissal, advising him to learn from Buttler.
  • Buttler's match-winning performance highlighted the impact of individual brilliance in IPL.
  • RR captain Samson praised Buttler's knock, which helped RR top the IPL 2024 table.