‘F**l It’: English star’s cheeky bat message caught on camera
A VULGAR message written on the handle of Jos Buttler's bat was revealed during England's innings victory in the second Test against Pakistan on Sunday.
Cameras picked up the message as Buttler took a drink on his way to a hard-hitting, unbeaten 80 runs against the visitors at Headingley.
The images revealed the words 'f**k it' written in black marker on top of the batsman's handle.
International Cricket Council (ICC) guidelines dictate that all 'personal messages' must be approved by the governing body.
A first offence for displaying an unsanctioned message or logo is likely to result in a reprimand.
The message was revealed as Buttler led England's charge against Pakistan, hitting his 80 runs off just 101 balls.
His blistering innings saw England to a first innings total of 363 and a commanding lead of 189.
Pakistan then collapsed to 134 all out, losing their last seven wickets for just 50 runs.
Stuart Broad took three for 28 and off-spinner Dominic Bess grabbed his first Test wickets in a return of three for 33.
Buttler, the man-of-the-match after being recalled to Test cricket at Lord's, was glad to have justified the faith of new England selection chief Ed Smith, who picked him after watching his Indian Premier League performances.
"It is great to be back," Buttler told Sky Sports after the match.
"I am lucky I guess, for someone to take a punt on me and say there is a Test player in there somewhere despite not playing county cricket. It gives me great confidence."
Buttler was dropped on four on Saturday, but went on to hit 11 fours and two sixes.