England’s wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler was fined 15% of his match fees after he was found abusing Vernon Philander during the 2nd Test match at Cape Town. Buttler later apologized for his act highlighting the fact that it was the heat of the moment that got better of him.
Buttler now questioned the use of a stump microphone as he feels that some conversations are not meant to be shown on Television. Talking to the reporters, Buttler said, “I fully understand that as role models we have duties in certain ways and I apologize for my acts”.
"In Test cricket, there is high emotion at times," Buttler said. "There can be things said that doesn’t mean anything, but for the viewers at home it can come across very poorly. It is a tough one, we understand that it adds to the viewer experience to have stump mics to hear a bit of what goes on."- he added.
The right-handed batsman feels that what happens on the field should stay on the field. In his views, England’s young team has a lot of energy residing in it, therefore, these moments do create energetic and heated atmospheres.