Jos Buttler has had a horrible Ashes series going on at the moment. With the gloves, he dropped a number of catches including a simple one at Adelaide and also has failed to be among the runs, averaging just 19.20 in the three Tests.
However, he still believes he has the commitment that is needed to play all three formats of the game. His family support is something that has been his strength and he feels he has also got the support of the team management to go out there and have an impact.
Here is what he told ESPNCricinfo: “It’s certainly my ambition. I don’t think I’d have put as much into it as I have done if it wasn’t. I have fantastic family support? they’re very supportive of me and my career and make a lot of sacrifices for that. That’s one thing that gives you a lot of motivation and drives to try to make it all worth it.
“It’s certainly maintained my drive and ambition to try and play. At the moment, I feel I’ve got that support, and I’m in a place where I want to try to make it work. All I’m focusing on at the moment is turning up in Sydney and practicing well.”
Jos Buttler comments on Quinton de Kock’s Test retirement
Quinton de Kock recently announced his retirement from Test cricket citing reasons to spend more time with his family now that he is expecting a child. Although Buttler is a huge admirer of de Kock, he respects his decision to step down from the Test format. Here is what he had to say:
“That’s (Test retirement) Quinton’s own personal situation, but as a fan of cricket and a huge fan of his, I’m disappointed that he’s at that stage. I love watching him bat, keep wicket and play Test cricket. The world of cricket will miss him in that format. But I guess I commend him for making a decision that’s right for him.”