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Buttler swears by his bat inscription
As England completed a comprehensive innings win over Pakistan to give the series a final, unfulfilling scoreline of 1-1, there were two words that dominated the last day. It wasn’t “one-one”, or a long overdue “England win” – something that has not been uttered, in Tests anyway, since September of last year. It wasn’t even “Jos Buttler”, though he does claim credit for the above, taking the man-of-the-match award with a quite magnificent 80 not out.
During a break for drinks, Buttler placed his bat and helmet on the ground. As the television cameras focussed on the handle, some writing came into focus. It said, simply, “F*** IT”. The producer in charge of the coverage switched cameras quickly, but the message had already made its way around the world.
Jos Buttler’s “F*** IT* story begins back in 2015. He had been dropped from the Test side for the very first time. A promising start in the summer of 2014 was a distant memory as he fumbled through a series in the UAE against Pakistan. He was clinging on by the skin of his teeth going into that tour, coming out of the Ashes series earlier that year with an average of 15.25 thanks to some uncharacteristic tentativeness. Little improved in two games and Buttler was dropped for the third, averaging just 8.5 and making it 12 innings without a fifty according to Cricbuzz.
England batsman has hilarious motivational message written on handle of his bat
The perfect advice
England bounced back from a humiliating defeat at Lord’s and beat Pakistan by an innings and 55 runs this afternoon thanks to a much-improved display both with the ball and the bat at Headingley.
There were a few new faces in the squad, namely Dom Bess and Sam Curran, while Jos Buttler was also handed a return to the Test side after impressing in white ball cricket for so long.
Buttler made the most of this opportunity to impress the new selectors by scoring 80 not out from just 174 balls in the second Test.
One eagle-eyed viewer spotted a motivational message written on the handle of Buttler’s bat today, that appears to say ‘f**k it’ as reported by JOE.co.uk
‘F*** it’ – Jos Buttler writes bizarre message on bat handle during Pakistan Test
Jos Buttler was one of the best performers for England during the second Test against Pakistan on Sunday, but the wicket-keeper batsman made the headlines for a completely different reason.
It has been a year to remember for Jos Buttler. The England wicket-keeper batsman had a brilliant run of form for Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and thanks to his performances, Buttler earned a call-up to the England cricket team for the Test series against Pakistan.
Buttler’s purple patch showed no signs of waning during the series as he scored 80* to guide his team to victory on Sunday. However, the England international found himself in the headlines for a completely different reason as a picture of his bat went viral on the social media after the match.
The picture showed the words ‘F*** it’ scrawled on top of his bat’s handle and social media users did not take long to start trolling the cricketer. The cricketer did not issue any clarification about the message but the users on social media tried to come up with various explanations as reported by the Hindustan Times.