England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler landed in the UAE with his family on Thursday to join Rajasthan Royals to play the 13th edition of the league. But he will mist the first match of RR against Chennai Super Kings on September 22.
Rajasthan Royals on their official Instagram account posted the video clip wherein Buttler stated that he would complete the six-day quarantine. BCCI had allowed players flying from the UK to soon after join the franchise camp without following the mandatory quarantine period because they are already coming from a bio-secure bubble. But Buttler will follow full quarantine because he has arrived with his family.
“I’m unfortunately going to miss the first match for Rajasthan because I’m going to be doing my quarantine period. I’m here with my family, it’s great that the Royals have allowed me to have my family over, so it will be a huge help,” Buttler said in a video posted by Rajasthan Royals on Instagram.
Jos Buttler hopes Ben Stokes soon join RR team:
Another RR player Ben Stokes will also miss the first few matches because he is with his father who has been diagnosed with brain cancer. Jos Buttler, in the video, stated that he was hoping that Stokes would soon the team in the UAE.
“Hopefully,” he said when asked if Stokes will play the IPL. “Ben is taking some family time at the moment. Everyone’s wishes are with him and everyone’s thoughts are with him. Hopefully, we’ll have him here in pink at some point,” Buttler added.
Jos Buttler also expressed that he liked to open the innings but he was ready to take any role assigned by the captain.
“Hopefully at the top, I like opening the batting in T20 but of course very happy to bat anywhere the captain and coach want me to,” he said responding to a question on his batting position.