Jos Buttler Reveals How He Became MS Dhoni’s Biggest Fan

MS Dhoni, the legendary Indian cricketer, enjoys a huge fan following around the world. He is regarded as a role-model, as an inspiration by millions of youngsters who want to make it big in their lives. Among many, England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler has been a huge admirer of MS Dhoni. Time and again, Buttler has expressed his admiration and respect for Mahi.

Jos Buttler

In an interview with The Times Of India, Jos Buttler expressed his admiration for the legendary Indian skipper. Talking about him, Buttler revealed that he loves the helicopter shot of Dhoni.

Buttler also revealed the moment when he became a big fan of the legendary Indian keeper-batsman. He revealed that it was the 2011 World Cup final when Dhoni played a match-winning knock of 91 unbeaten off 79 balls against Sri Lanka and took the Indian cricket team to its second ICC ODI World Cup title. Buttler revealed:

“I like his demeanour on the field. How cool and calm he is. I like his explosive batting, the helicopter shot. I always watched IPL on TV. I remember some of the great innings he has played. One thing I really love is the 2011 World Cup final. How he walked out to bat and said I am going to see this home. That was inspiring and the way he finished the game with a six. It always resonated with me,”

Further, during the interaction, Jos Buttler claimed that it is the price check that adds to the expectations and pressure. Though currently, Buttler is not in his best form, but so far, he has done a decent job by amassing 293 runs in 12 games. He added:

Price tag adds to the expectations. It’s another skill you have to learn. The best players can put that aside and focus on the ball coming to you. When Ben Stokes and me bat together, we are just concentrating on the ball. We don’t really think of outside expectations. I don’t try bat in one way and try playing the situation,” 

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