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Choosing limited over cricket over Test cricket is no wrong: Buttler

In the age of fastest cricket – the T20s, franchise based leagues in all Test playing countries, Test cricket seemed to be pushed back for a while. One of the main performers of England in the limited over cricket, Jos Buttler remarked choosing limited over cricket over Test cricket is nothing wrong.

Rajasthan Royals player Jos Buttler bowled by Sunrisers bowler Rashid Khan during VIVO IPL cricket T20 match in Hyderabad, India, Monday, April 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)

The skipper of Rajasthan Royals, said in a recent interview that making money is no less important these days; “The climate of cricket has changed a lot with the IPL and the money the tournament offers. At the end of the day, we are professional athletes and we have a short career. To a big extent, earning as much money in that time is hugely important,” he said.

“I think there is nothing wrong in people wanting to specialize in the sport. It is becoming increasingly tough to play in all three formats. I don’t think we should have that snobbery that if you play cricket, you need to play all formats,” he said.

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The owner of the three fastest hundreds in the limited over cricket for England, Jos Buttler said on the performance of Rajasthan Royals this season who are showing better, that his team is now in need to start playing better to go through the next stage.

“It is a result-oriented business. We know the IPL is not won in the group stages. We need to start playing better cricket to allow ourselves the opportunity to enter the knockout stages,” Buttler said.

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