England's stand-in skipper Jos Buttler regrets his angry reaction to his dismissal during his country's 34-run loss to Bangladesh in the second One Day International (ODI) at Dhaka on 9 October. However, Buttler claimed that Bangladesh's celebrations were over the top and had no place in the game.
The 26-year-old scored 57 runs for his team and was given out leg-before through a review after the umpire had turned down Taskin Ahmed's appeal. This triggered wild celebrations among Bangladeshi players and the Englishman got involved in an argument with them, which forced the umpires to eventually intervene.
"I thought it was a bit over the top. I don't mind guys celebrating just together. I know that's obviously a very passionate cricket country and the players are very passionate and I have no problem with that. I was just a little bit disappointed in the fashion they celebrated. I don't mind them celebrating a wicket but to run and celebrate in my face, rightly they are happy to get a wicket but there is no need to run in someone's face and celebrate", Buttler said, as quoted by ESPNCricinfo.
The keeper-batsman admitted that he regretted his actions and that it would have been better to ignore the fielders then react to their celebration. Buttler is not known to be aggressive.
"Maybe in hindsight I could just walk away but it is what it is. Emotions were running high and obviously they were delighted to get the wicket. Maybe I should have just walked off. It's certainly much more emotional as captain and you try to react, but it's something I will learn if I do it much more. It's something I will try to improve upon, trying to keep level headedness, not letting your emotions get too high or too low", the England skipper said.
The three-match series is currently tied at 1-1 with the third ODI scheduled to take place on 12 October at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong.