Despite losing the game at Trent Bridge, England batsmen Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes showed the real spirit of Test cricket. They both batted exceptionally well to keep Indians wait for a long time to achieve the success. Buttler smashed a fine maiden Test ton in Nottingham while donning whites for England against India.
Meanwhile, despite coming in a losing cause, Buttler stated that he would take it on any day as he puts Test cricket at pinnacle position.
There was a bit of relief in it – Jos Buttler:
Of late, Buttler is enjoying the golden form of his life. But, in the meantime, he is also waiting for his maiden Test century as well. For an extended period, it played a hide and seek game with Buttler before finally adding in his basket at Trent Bridge.
However, Buttler expressed disappointment with the century coming on a losing cause. But, he was relieved with the century as he was waiting for it for a long time.
”It was a fantastic feeling, pure elation, to score a hundred for England in a Test match. There was a bit of relief in there as well to finally achieve it. It was a special moment for me personally and just disappointing that it came in a losing cause as India beat us at Trent Bridge,” Buttler wrote in his blog.
”I said it was my proudest moment in an England shirt because I hold Test cricket in really high regard. To come back into Test cricket and prove to myself that I have got the game to do well and score hundreds was extremely pleasing,” he added to his lines.
Virat Kohli didn’t say anything to me in particular when I got out – Jos Buttler
Usually, one would see Virat Kohli celebrate the wicket in all aggressive manner. But, when it came to Buttler’s wicket, Kohli applauded the effort put in by Buttler. Meanwhile, the Englishman has a word on it.
”Virat Kohli didn’t say anything to me in particular when I got out, he just patted me on the back, which was a nice thing to do. This series has been played in a great spirit so far – tough and competitive, yes, but there is a lot of respect from both sides,” he furtherly wrote.
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However, it was an exceptional moment for Jos Buttler at Trent Bridge when he registered his maiden Test ton. Probably, a thing to mention in his biography as well.
Currently, he is eyeing to wield his willow again at the very same opposition at The Rose Bowl in Southampton, in the penultimate Test match of the five-match series.