BCCI takes action against Jos Buttler for showing dissent at Yashasvi Jaiswal after sacrificing himself to a run-out

BCCI takes action against Jos Buttler for showing dissent at Yashasvi Jaiswal after sacrificing himself to a run-out

According to an IPL release, Jos Buttler was fined 10% of his match fee for the Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals match in IPL 2023. The opening batsman of Rajasthan Royals has been convicted on a charge of failure to comply with the IPL Code of Conduct. "Rajasthan Royals’ Jos Buttler has been fined 10 Percent of his match fee for breaching the IPL Code of Conduct during Match 56 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 between Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata on May 11," IPL said.

According to Article 2.2 of the IPL code of conduct, which deals with players' "harassment that creates disrepute", this was considered a Level 1 offence. "Buttler admitted to the Level 1 offence under Article 2.2 of the IPL’s Code of Conduct. For Level 1 breaches of the Code of Conduct, the Match Referee’s decision is final and binding," the release further added.

It's not clear exactly what Buttler's offense is, but it looks like it's because of the dissent he's shown since Thursday's dismissal. In the second over of the RR chase, it happened on the fourth ball. Harshit Rana's delivery landed Buttler on his back foot. The nonstriker Yashasvi Jaiswal immediately took off for a single. The delivery had delayed Buttler a little, and therefore he raised his hand in Jaiswal's face to say no.

However, the young lefthander was fully committed to the single. Seeing Jaiswal cross the halfway mark, Buttler decided to run, almost sacrificing his wicket because he had no chance of getting to the other end. Fast, KKR's Andre Russell picked up that ball and broke the stump. Buttler hadn't quite gotten the crease, to nobody's surprise.

Although Buttler sacrificed his wicket for Jaiswal, who barely a couple of minutes of ago had broken the record for scoring the most runs in the first over of an IPL innings, he immediately turned towards the youngster and shook his head in disappointment after getting run out. When he got back to the pavilion, his dissent didn't stop.

It turned out, however, that Buttler's decision to sacrifice his wicket to Jaiswal was the right one. The left-hander smashed the record for the fastest-ever IPL fifty and helped RR chase down KKR's 150-run target in just 13.1 overs. Sanju Samson tried to give Jaiswal time for his second century of the year, but only on 47 balls did he be able to reach 98 and remain untarnished.

In his stunning knock, the Mumbai cricketer hit 12 fours and five sixes, which helped RR move past the Mumbai Indians to the third spot in the points table.

There were no issues between Buttler and Jaiswal as the former was seen hugging and congratulating his young partner after the match. For the record, Jaiswal considers Buttler as one of his mentors ever since he has been opening the batting with him for RR in IPL 2020.

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