Rajasthan Royals appointed Sanju Samson as their skipper for IPL 2021. This is the first-ever season that Kerala-born cricketer was expected to lead RR. However, RR’s move has backfired and the former champions are currently in 7th position in the league table.
The main reason behind their poor IPL 2021 stint is the form of Jos Buttler and other overseas players pulling out of the tournament. Now, the England wicketkeeper-batsman has come out saying that he is there in the team to share his experience with Samson in his first year as a captain.
Sanju Samson has done a decent job as a batsman. But, he is yet to settle himself as a skipper of the team. Meanwhile, RR suffered setbacks after their main player Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer pulled out of the tournament. Also, Jos Buttler is yet to perform for the team, who has not registered a single fifty in the ongoing edition.
My role is to try and pass on experience: Jos Buttler
In an interaction, Buttler said that his role at the moment is to share his experience with Sanju Samson. He added that he has led England as vice-captain and he is now trying to share every bit of his experience with Samson whenever latter requires on the field during the games.
“I think, seeing my role at the moment, it is to try and pass on experience. Try and lead from the front in the way I train, in the way I play, that’s really important. Sanju is in his first year of captaincy. So I have done a lot of vice-captaincy work with the England team, so I am trying to help him along the way when he wants something, or if I see anything.
Buttler added that Royals have many talented young Indian cricketers. The English cricketer feels that it is responsibility along with the likes of David Miller and other overseas players to share their skills with other players in the side.
“Try and suggest things. We have lots of really exciting young Indian players. I think it’s really important for myself and the likes of David Miller and Chris Morris as overseas players, we have a lot of experience, to try and assist those guys and try to help them learn, try and pass on skills that we have learnt,” Jos Buttler told Sports Today.