Former Indian out-spinner Harbhajan Singh believes Rajasthan Riyals (RR) star Jos Buttler has the ability to break Virat Kohli’s record for most runs in an IPL season. The former Royal Challengers Bangalore captain scored 973 runs during the 2016 season and many felt such a record was almost impossible to beat.
However, Buttler has had a sensational IPL so far, scoring 588 points over 10 games at a fantastic 65.33 average with three centuries and as many as fifty under his belt. Harbhajan Singh believes that if RR goes to the final, Buttler could have plenty of opportunities to revise Kohli’s record.
Talk to sportskeeda on ‘SK Match ki Baat’, Harbhajan Singh opined that if the throws don’t slow down, Buttler is capable of breaking the 973 point barrier. He said:
“He (Buttler) definitely has the ability (to break Kohli’s record). With the way he hits and the type of form he’s shown, it’s very hard to stop him. However, the pitches will slow down and it will be interesting to see how he tackles the spin. But if the wickets stay good, Buttler can break the record. If RR plays all 17 games and goes to the final, I think he will edge ahead of Kohli.
Harbhajan Singh on Chahal vs Livingstone
One of the key battles between players when the Punjab Kings (PBKS) take on RR today will be between Yuzvendra Chahal and the dangerous Liam Livingstone.
Chahal is the current holder of the Purple Cap, while Livingstone reached the longest six of IPL 2022 (117m) so far in his previous match. The England star likes to dominate spinners, but Chahal is also a very smart bowler.
Harbhajan Singh thinks this match could prove to be a pivotal moment in the game. He stated:
“(On Chahal vs. Livingstone). It will be an interesting contest. Chahal is a champion bowler and Livingstone doesn’t believe in blocking deliveries, so it will be interesting to see if he takes on Chahal or plays him and attacks other bowlers. .”
RR will be keen to bounce back from his two straight losses. However, PBKS have all the momentum with them after a crushing victory over Gujarat Titans.
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