Jos Butler compares Virat ABD to footbal greats on theri 229 run partnership  © Getty Images
Jos Buttler (above) had plenty of good things to say about Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers © Getty Images

While everybody is going gaga over the record 229 run stand between Virat Kohli and AB De Villiers against Gujarat Lions, Mumbai Indians batsman Jos Buttler isn’t far behind. He compares the duo to a combined show of Football legends Christiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. He tweeted “This is like Ronaldo and Messi in same team”. Both the RCB batsmen scored centuries and this is the second time in the history of T20 Cricket that we have witnessed two centuries in a single innings.  The double hundred partnership came in just 96 balls and the cricketing world went berserk praising the deadly duo. They have been remarkable in framing a turnaround of fortunes for RCB after six defeats this season. They have shared five 100 plus stand in IPL 9 and will look to continue to do so in the remaining matches. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2016 Match 48 at Kolkata

Jos Butler didn’t do bad himself as he contributed to the score after an onslaught from Krunal Pandya to take his team past 200 mark, taking the total out of the hands of Delhi Daredevils at Vishakhapatnam. Mumbai romped over Delhi win an eighty-run win taking them to No.3 spot and improving their run rate simultaneously. Jos hasn’t lived up to his expectations this IPL failing to score runs consistently. Mumbai Indians need to win their last match to keep their hopes alive in the tournament and that too with a margin to improve their run-rate. On the other hand Royal Challengers Bangalore need to win their remaining three matches in the tournament to make it into qualifiers.