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IPL 9: Rohit Sharma's presence settled me down, says Jos Buttler after win against KKR

New Delhi: England cricketer Jos Buttler, who has found his feet in the ongoing Indian Premier League after a blistering innings against Kolkata Knight Riders on Wednesday, said that his Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma was so calm that it helped him to settle down.

MI enjoyed a comfortable six-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders in an IPL match at the Eden Gardens.

"That obviously rubbed off on me that he was in such good form and was so calm, I think that got the adrenaline going. It really settled me down," Buttler said.

Buttler said that it was great to have the skipper on the other end as he had everything under control.

"It's great to have Rohit at the other end. He's a very calm character. He had everything under control, and the way he was playing he obviously had a lot of confidence that he will be there till the end and win the game."

Rohit hit an unbeaten 84 while Buttler contributed a quick-fire 22-ball 41 in Mumbai Indians victory as the side bounced back last night from their defeat in the tournament lung opener.

Playing in his maiden IPL after an excellent ICC World T20, Buttler turned it around in style against KKR after smashing a 22-ball 41 in a crucial 66-run partnership with Rohit.

Buttler opined that he had been enjoying some personal form with the bat since a few months and was more focussed on the day. 

"In the World Twenty20 we played at the same venue a couple of times, so obviously did not experience all the conditions. Personally, I've been playing well for a few months. Coming into the World T20, I had a decent tour to South Africa in ODIs and T20s. Having played my first IPL game and seen what's it all about there was less surprises today. I was sort of more focussed on cricket today as opposed to having that wall factor of the crowd and the razzmatazz of the IPL," said Buttler.

(With PTI inputs)

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IPL 2017 Points Table

TEAMS MP Won Lost Pts
MI 14 10 4 20
RPS 14 9 5 18
SRH 14 8 5 17
KKR 14 8 5 16
KXIP 14 7 7 14
DD 14 6 8 12
GL 14 4 10 8
RCB 14 3 10 7

ORANGE CAP

1 David Warner
SRH
641
Runs
2 Gautam Gambhir
KKR | 498 Runs
3 Shikhar Dhawan
SRH | 479 Runs

PURPLE CAP

1 Bhuvneshwar Kumar
SRH
26 Wickets
2 Jaydev Unadkat
RPS | 24 Wickets
3 Jasprit Bumrah
MI | 20 Wickets