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"Too good for me" - Jos Buttler opens up on Prasidh Krishna's yorker

Prasidh Krishna
Prasidh Krishna's blistering yorker made a mess of Jos Buttler's stumps (PC: Twitter)
Modified 27 Mar 2021

England's stand-in skipper Jos Buttler has opened up about Prasidh Krishna's searing yorker that clean bowled him for a duck in the second ODI on Friday. In a virtual press conference ahead of the 3rd ODI, Buttler remarked that it was 'too good' for him.

Although it was not enough to win the game for India, Krishna's dismissal of Buttler gave the hosts a glimmer of hope.

The crackerjack delivery came in the 36th over. England were strolling towards the target at 287-3 and Jos Buttler was the new man in. Prasidh Krishna had accounted for a set Jonny Bairstow earlier in the over, so Buttler carefully saw through the first two deliveries he faced.

Krishna hurled the 4th ball right at the base of Buttler's off-stump. The batsman was beaten by the pace and failed to bring his bat down in time, only to see his stumps in a mess.

While talking about that particular delivery, Buttler appreciated Krishna's skills. He, however, also added that the other English batsmen have played the young pacer well.

"Yeah, good ball. Too good for me at that time. Credit to him, he bowled a good bowl. Few guys have seen him in the IPL at KKR but yeah, he has bowled pretty well. But the guys have played him pretty well as well," said Jos Buttler.

Unfortunately for the hosts, it was the last English wicket to fall in the game. Dawid Malan and Liam Livingstone gunned down the target with 39 balls to spare that handed England a series-leveling win.

How have Jos Buttler and Prasidh Krishna performed in the series?

Jos Buttler
Jos Buttler

Even though Jos Buttler amassed 172 runs across 5 games in the T20I series, he has collected just 2 runs in the two ODIs so far.

Meanwhile, Prasidh Krishna made his debut in the first ODI. The 25-year-old has impressed all with his skiddy pace and resilience. He is currently at the top of the bowling charts in the series, with 6 wickets at an average of 18.67.

Published 27 Mar 2021, 18:26 IST
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