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Jos Buttler changes his first name after being called by the wrong one

NEW DELHI: England’s white-ball captain

Jos Buttler

has made a significant personal decision, opting to officially change his name to

Josh Buttler

. After enduring years of being called the wrong name, Buttler expressed his determination to “solve the problem once and for all.”

England and Wales Cricket Board



) shared the news on social media, featuring a video where Buttler himself announced the change.

In the video, Buttler explained that he has spent over 30 years correcting people who mistakenly called him ‘Josh’ instead of ‘Jos’. To put an end to the confusion once and for all, he decided to make the change official.

“Hi there. I’m England white ball captain Jos Buttler. But for my entire life, I’ve been called the wrong name,” said Buttler in the video. “From people on the street to my mum, and in my birthday card. Dear Josh, you’re getting old. Happy birthday. Lots of Love, Mum. Even my MBE was wrong. So, after 13 years representing my country and two World Cup wins, it’s time to finally fix the problem. To solve the problem once and for all, I am officially Josh Buttler.”

Buttler is set to debut with his new name in an official match later tonight as the Rajasthan Royals face off against the Mumbai Indians. The seasoned cricketer, boasting two World Cup victories and having clinched the Orange Cap in IPL 2022, notched an impressive 863 runs with four fifties and four centuries, maintaining an outstanding average of 57.53.
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The seasoned cricketer has showcased his talent across formats, having represented England in 57 Tests, 181 ODIs, and 114 T20Is. As a wicketkeeper-batsman, he has consistently delivered impactful performances. Now, he is poised to lead the defending champions in the upcoming

T20 World Cup

, slated to be held in the USA and the Caribbean Islands in June this year.