KKR troll Mumbai Indians on Twitter over bidding war for Jos Buttler
Vada Pav is among the most delectable delicacies Mumbai has to offer. A dish the Kolkata Knight Riders would be glad to be treated to as evidenced by their tweet trolling the Mumbai Indians over Jos Buttler.
Jos Buttler just had occasion to record his slowest international century, for which he needed 73 balls. That stat alone is enough to gauge the different class he is in. What would be a frantic pace for anyone else is recorded as his slowest century.
Almost equally frantic was the bidding war which ensued over Jos Buttler’s services. Some feel that the only Butler who would have been justified in having attracted such a cutthroat bidding war is Jeeves. But the Mumbai Indians went all out to get Jos.
The IPL auction was held in Bengaluru where Buttler has been sold to the Mumbai Indians for a sum of 3.8 crores. He almost went to the Mumbai Indians for 1.5 crores, which was his base price, before KKR made a last second bid which started a bidding war.
At the end of the day, MI got their player but KKR didn’t let their guard down on Twitter.
.@mipaltan, what say we go for a round of vada pav to celebrate? You pay! :-)— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) February 6, 2016
Although he was recently dropped from the England Test squad, he said, “I’ve had some time not playing any competitive cricket, which in a way has been quite good – to be away from the pressures and out of the bubble of international cricket and having months of no one talking about you or bothering you.”
His 46-ball century remains the fastest by an England batsman and he has an ODI strike rate of 118.3 after playing 66 matches.
Funnily enough, Buttler employed self-deprecating humour when asked about the auction earlier. He had said “It’s quite a strange feeling. You put yourself in the hat and see what happens. They might think I’m useless and I could be sat on my sofa in April.”
He also added "What happens away from that [in India] is outside my control. I’ll be interested to know what happens but it should be pretty easy to forget about it when involved in a full-blooded one-day international.”
Here’s hoping he gets invited to the Vada Pav party with the Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders.