England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler has revealed the attributes of MS Dhoni he likes the most. Buttler has always wanted to follow MS Dhoni’s footsteps. In fact, Buttler had mentioned Dhoni’s name after guiding England to win in the fifth ODI against Australia.
Meanwhile, Jos Buttler is in the form of his life. He had a great season for the Rajasthan Royals as he single-handedly lifted them to the playoffs. Furthermore, he scored a fine knock of 80 against Pakistan in the second Test. He also carried his form against Australia as he was adjudged the Player of the series.
“He’s always been a bit of an idol of mine, especially his demeanor,” says Buttler while speaking to the Mail. “I enjoy the way he never looks flustered, and he’s one of these guys who seems to be not out at the end.”
Buttler also recalled a match when Dhoni didn’t take a single off the penultimate ball as he backed himself to hit a six on the last ball against England.
“I remember playing a game at Edgbaston, where India needed five off two, and he hit one to deep square and turned it down. He backed himself to hit a six.”
Buttler also credited the IPL for his massive success in the recent times. The English gloveman said that he looks to learn from the best in the business. Therefore, Buttler wants to deliver the goods in all the matches.
“The IPL was a big eye-opener. I also watch guys like Virat Kohli, Steve Smith, Joe Root, Kane Williamson – I’ve watched how consistent they are. Kumar Sangakkara’s another. He’d just want to turn up each day and win the game for his team.”
Buttler admitted the fact that he is batting in the form of his life. The explosive batsman claims that he wants to come up with a substantial performance in every match.
“It’s been a really enjoyable few months. Yeah, it’s the form of a lifetime, but what I’ve done well is having the hunger and desire to turn up the next day and do it again. I want to be able to continue that.”