Has Jos Butler read Robert Lewis Stevenson’s time-honored book ‘Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’?
That doctor, Jekyll, discovered a drug that could cause two kinds of good and bad character in the same person. Hyde becomes a negative character due to the effect of the drug, and returns with a calm mood with another drug as needed.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Joss Butler is not a bad character at all. But for bowlers, batsman Butler is synonymous with ‘evil’, such as murderous temperament! Again, after each delivery, the butler is always calm, like Dr. Jekyll
Butler of dual character who was seen in IPL yesterday. Pat Cummins, Edward Hyde as a tough jaw-dropping butler while killing Umesh Yadav; The demonic power within has come out. Just then another man again. Sometimes he took off his helmet and smiled, joked with his teammates on the other side, and spent most of his time walking on the wicket. As if there is no other such good man in the world!
It is better not to ask Umesh-Cummins how good it is. Just as Dr Jekyll would become Mr Hyde in the dark of night and kill under the influence of his character, Butler also ‘murdered’ the bowling figures of Andre Russell, Varun Chakraborty, Shivam Mavi and Umesh-Cummins at the Lady Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. Only Sunil Narain played after calculating. He made only 5 runs from 9 balls.
On the way to picking up the century, this calculation matched that of Dr. Jekyll.
In order to test the effectiveness of the medicine he had discovered, the doctor had to choose the time very carefully.
Just as Dr. Jekyll would not have become Mr. Hyde if he had not done this calculation with his intellect, Butler would not have seen his second century in the IPL this time if he had not seen Narine.
In the book, Jekyll eventually committed suicide out of remorse for the murder. In cricket, there is no chance of that happening in the case of Butler. It is more fun to see Butler caught as Hyde at the crease. People like it because there is a touch of heroism in such a being on the playground.
After seeing Butler and Sanju Samson in a deadly mood against the Kolkata Knight Riders yesterday, Kevin Pietersen tweeted, ‘Butler and Samson, what happens if you bat all day? Every day for at least three years? Thank you.
Butler deserves the lion’s share of Petersen’s thanks. Before saying that, it is good to know some statistics. Butler, who has played six matches for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL so far, is the highest run-getter in the tournament (365) and also tops the list of four-sixes. Butler’s ‘Doctor Jekyll’ entity calmed this monstrous character in the match as needed.
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