It was long since England cricket team tasted the ‘sweetness’ of victory and finally, their recent win over Pakistan ensured that, at least in Tests. Though not single-handedly, but Jos Buttler played a part in finally bringing that happiness with his magnificent score of 80 not out. Not to forget, he also bagged the man-of-the-match award. However, what captured the attention of the media and later the audiences are two words written on the handle of his bat.
This right-handed batsman and wicketkeeper started his career by playing a pivotal role in restoring England’s victory. Soon there was a decline in that ever-increasing graph. However, backed by his aggression he picked up the gaps and is in the game again.
The story is not about him though, but what he wrote on his bat. During drink break, when he put down his bat then the camera zoomed in to find something amusing. The handle was adorned with two simple words, ‘Fuck It!
Here is an image:
However, this is not the first time these words found their way into his bats. There are times when he carefully painted the entire handle to hide the words before placing them for charity auctions.
There are times when the senior members of Buttler family had to engage in conversations with the younger ones about the profanity of the new word they learned while playing with cricket kit of Jos Buttler.
Taking a look at the career graph of the player, we must admit that the mantra has served him well. At least it’s making him aggressive to show his true potential and rise to new heights.
Not to forget, the fans are loving the ‘Fuck It’ story. Over the period, many have commented on how it has actually has improved his gameplay and pushing him to reach the top of the graph again. In short, this ‘cool’ act sits perfectly well with the fans.
Here are some of the tweets that totally supports the player:
Jos Buttler. Hero. pic.twitter.com/Bk4Z5pAeIW
— England’s Barmy Army (@TheBarmyArmy) June 3, 2018
— Michael Caulfield (@SportingEdgeMC) June 4, 2018
Good stuff this. I think when he puts future bats up for auction, they will fetch more value without the handles coloured in!
— Alfred Mynns Pads (@Alfredmynnspads) June 4, 2018
Jos Buttler’s bat handle msg to himself. Like I said, my kinda cricketer. 👊 pic.twitter.com/eX6uyhGM8Y
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) June 3, 2018
Damn, I like Buttler even more now.
— Debodipta Paul (@debodipta_paul) June 3, 2018
We need more of this. Playing with freedom and impose yourself on the game. Play to your strengths . Have been a fan for ages. Top bloke
— Steve McHugh (@Macca211279) June 3, 2018
That means, destruction mode ON! 😂😂
— Anirudha Mhatre (@a8m4) June 3, 2018
100 per cent on board with the message on Jos Buttler’s bat handle. pic.twitter.com/kmzoBGVDFR
— Andy Hoad (@HoadAndThat) June 4, 2018
Though dwelling on the realm of vulgarity, this is certainly the right approach for many things in modern life. Don’t you think so?