England have produced plenty of white ball talents over the years. The current team is studded with fine players such as Jason Roy, Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler. Veteran England fast bowler Stuart Broad dubbed Jos Buttler as England’s best-ever white ball cricketer but Rohan Gavaskar differs in his views.
Broad labelled Buttler as England’s best-ever after his heroics in the second T20I against Australia. Buttler notched up an unbeaten knock of 77 runs to help his side clinch a six-wicket victory. Rohan feels that the ‘GOAT’ label on Buttler is incorrect as their have been plenty of talented players in England’s ranks since the 70s. He, however, mentioned that Buttler is a quality player.
“We tend to sort give these greatest of all time tags quite often, Messi is the GOAT, Pele is the GOAT, Maradona is the GOAT. I think it’s wrong to put someone and say he’s (Buttler) the best white-ball cricketer they’ve had. There have been some fantastic cricketers that England have produced even in the 70s and 80s.
“He’s a quality player, there’s no doubt about it but to rank him? I don’t like doing that. You should just sit back and enjoy whatever he’s doing on the cricket field, enjoy his skills, enjoy his strokes, enjoy the entertainment that he gives us,” Rohan told Hindustan Times.
Buttler will be next seen in action in the ODI series decider later today. He has not been able to replicate his form from the T20Is in the ongoing series. The wicket-keeper batsman scored one-run in the first match and was cleaned up for three in the second game.
Buttler has scored 3847 runs in ODIs at an average of 40.07. He has hit nine centuries and 20 half-centuries in the format. While in the shortest format of the game, he averages over 28 with nine half-centuries.