Nasser Hussain puts Jos Buttler in Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, AB de Villiers, Vivian Richards category.
Undoubtedly, Buttler is a world-class superstar, and someone who could end up right at the top of the tree as far as England and one-day batting are concerned. Hussain’s comment came after Buttler’s classical knock against Pakistan in the second ODI at The Ageas Bowl. The right-handed batsman was in devastating form, scoring 110 runs from 55 balls. By Calling Jos Buttler a ‘freak’, former England captain Nasser Hussain has said the wicketkeeper-batsman. He is already one of the greatest one-day players of all time.
Buttler is one of several England batsmen able to make game-changing contributions. But what we saw at the Age as Bowl was a lack of X-factor in the bowling. Jofra Archer was rested and the start of this series has highlighted the old saying that you become a better cricketer when you are out of the side.
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The aggressive knock contained six fours and as many as nine maximums as Buttler took the Pakistani attack to the cleaners. He reached his century off just 50 balls to record England’s second-fastest ton in ODI cricket. Eoin Morgan and Jason Roy scored fifties too as the hosts set Pakistan 374 for victory in Southampton.
Impressed with Buttler’s latest demolition job, Hussain said the England star is up there with ‘three or four greatest white-ball players of all time’. In fact, the former England international went on to compare his compatriot with the likes of Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, MS Dhoni and Viv Richards for his flamboyance with the bat.
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Talking to Sky Sports Cricket, Hussain told, “He is a freak. Sometimes you don’t realise what you’ve got, because it’s right in front of you. You travel the world and you talk to people about Jos Buttler, and they rave about this lad. I don’t like massive comments, but he’d have to be up there with the three or four greatest white-ball players of all time. You’re talking Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, MS Dhoni, Viv Richards. I have to put Buttler in that category. If you do it once, it’s a freak, but if you do it again and again and again; suddenly our very own Jos Buttler from Taunton is up among the greatest white-ball players to ever play the game. Sometimes we don’t build up our own cricketers enough. This bloke is so special, it’s untrue,” stated the 51-year-old cricketer.
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He dedicated his ton (8th overall) to his new-born daughter for whom he left ongoing IPL 2019 edition midway.
He ended with a strike rate of 200 and moved from 50 to 100 in just 18 balls; depicting his dominating knock.