Jos Buttler makes use of abusive language to sledge Vernon Philander, faces ire of fans - Watch

Jos Buttler makes use of abusive language to sledge Vernon Philander, faces ire of fans - Watch

England wicket-keeper Jos Buttler faced a lot of flak for directing abuses at Vernon Philander in the garb of sledging throughout the 2nd Test match at Cape Town.

It was once a tight contest which England gained as an inspired spell by means of Ben Stokes bowled out South Africa for 248.

However, this got here after South Africa’s batsmen dug in and put a fee tag of their wicket. It was once a brilliant rearguard motion through the batsmen and England were made to earn every wicket. Philander too performed his section as he pissed off England with a warfare 51-ball 8 runs and Buttler’s reaction used to be his frustration spilling over.

Philander drove a pitched-up ball to mid-off where Joe Root dived a made a super stop. He then hurled a throw lower back at Buttler even as Philander stepped away. This drew the ire of the wicket-keeper who commenced hurling profanities at the batsman.

Sky Sports’ commentator Michael Atherton apologized for any offense caused, with Buttler also heard telling Philander it was once hard for the ball to ‘get previous that f***ing gut’.

South Africa pacer Dale Steyn retweeted the video of the aforementioned incident, and captioned it: “Well, that was once loud and clear.”


“I don’t think it used to be whatever serious,” Root said. “It was simply two guys taking part in difficult Test cricket. Emotions had been walking pretty high and I don’t think all and sundry overstepped the mark. You want a bit of spice on the TV anyway, don’t you?”