Swashbuckling wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler posted a picture on his Twitter handle which left everyone in splits. The picture showed former English skipper Nasser Hussain walking in the streets wearing just a towel. The picture became an instant hit in the social media circles. People couldn’t believe their eyes. Some even confused Hussain with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Buttler seemed to be in a joyous mood. His caption in the picture read:

“Does anyone recognise this former England captain?” He also tagged former English cricketers Ian Ward and David Llyod in his post. However, it is pretty uncertain that whether this is a current picture or an old one.

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England lose opening ODI to New Zealand

Meanwhile, England are currently in New Zealand fighting it out in a five-match ODI series,. They were denied a victory in the opening ODI courtesy a sensational century from Ross Taylor and some sublime hitting towards the end by Mitchell Santner.

Kane Williamson, Mitchell Santner, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham
Ross Taylor played brilliant innings. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

The match hung in the balance till the very last over when Santner struck a huge six to seal the deal for the hosts. Fortunes fluctuated from one side to the other. However, when Ben Stokes dismissed Tom Latham, the scales again shifted in favor of England. But it wasn’t to be as Santner’s 27 balls 45 again swung the game back in New Zealand’s favour.

While speaking to Sky Sports, Nasser Hussain criticized Eoin Morgan for taking some poor decisions during New Zealand’s chase.

“I am a big fan of Morgan’s captaincy but there was risk-free cricket going on in the middle. (Taylor and Latham) just nudged the ball off-side, leg-side and just took the runs on offer. There were too many singles and at no stage did Morgan bring anyone in,” said the former England skipper after New Zealand’s three-wicket win.

“You get wickets two ways, either by bowling the absolute jaffer that pitches leg and hits off or by bowling dot, dot and building pressure. I thought Morgan got it wrong in that partnership,” he further added.

Mitchell Santner, Eoin Morgan
Mitchell Santner ended the match with a six. (Photo credit should read MICHAEL BRADLEY/AFP/Getty Images)

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