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Harbhajan Singh reckons Jos Butler can break Virat Kohli’s record 973 runs in a single edition of the IPL

Harbhajan Singh reckons Jos Butler can break Virat Kohli's record

Former Indian off spinner Harbhajan Singh reckoned if the pitches remain good and RR goes to the final, then Rajasthan Royals opener Jos Butler has a chance to break Virat Kohli’s record 973 runs in a single edition of cash-rich league.

In 2016 IPL, former RCB captain smashed 973 runs from 16 games at an average of 81.08 and a strike rate of 152.03, including 4 centuries and 7 half centuries. Where as England wicketkeeper has scored 618 runs in 11 matches with an average of 61.80 and strike rate of 152.22 including 3 hundreds and 3 fifties.

It’s difficult to stop Butler : Harbhajan Singh

Harbhajan opined that Butler has ability to break this record and the form he has shown in the IPL, it’s difficult to stop him.

“He (Buttler) definitely has the capability (to break Kohli’s record). With the way he is batting and the kind of form he has shown, it is very difficult to stop him. However, the pitches will slow down and it will be interesting to see how he tackles spin. But if the wickets remain good, Buttler can break the record. If RR play all 17 games and go to the final, I think he will go ahead of Kohli,” Harbhajan said on Sportskeeda show ‘SK Match Ki Baat’.


The 41 year old played for Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings in his IPL career. Harbhajan took 150 wickets from 163 matches and he scored 833 runs with strike rate of 137.91.

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