Buttler’s good, but not close to Universe Boss though: Gayle
Jos Buttler and Chris Gayle were the highlights of their respective teams in the high-scoring thrilling between Windies and England in the fourth ODI.
After Windies made a world record of most sixes in an ODI in the first match, it took only one week for England to break the record once again. The visitors hit 24 sixes with Buttler hitting 13 alone. Buttler’s breathtaking knock of 150 off just 77 balls guided England to a massive score of 418 runs.
Gayle replied Buttler with even a more brutal knock. With 11 fours and 14 massive sixes, Gayle scored 162 off just 97 balls. However, it was not enough in the end as the hosts fell short of 20 runs.
In the post-match press conference, Gayle appreciated Buttler’s brilliant knock, although with a cheeky comment in a typical Gayle fashion.
“Buttler is superb. ou can’t take away the fact that he’s one of the best strikers in the world today. But he’s not close to the Universe Boss though.”
“But he’s a youngster, he’ll get there eventually. He’s showcased his talent all round the world. He’s a game changer, a game winner, any team needs a Buttler in their team to win them games. He’s a superb player, he’s been in superb form from the last IPL, and he’s done this for England for some time. He’s a key player, batted superbly well and took the game away from us,” he added.
Meanwhile, Buttler also hailed Gayle as the legend of the game and said it was an unbelievable game of cricket.
“It was hectic. I’m trying to catch my breath. It was an unbelievable game of cricket. I think as a side, being put under a huge amount of pressure in a game like that, we showed a huge amount of character to come through it.”
“It’s a great dress rehearsal, with lots of pressure. But it just goes to show, no matter who’s favourite, on any given day there will be unbelievable games of cricket, and if Chris Gayle is in the opposition, you can lose those games. I’ve probably never seen anyone hit sixes as easy as he can. He’s a legend of the game,” Buttler concluded
Watch Buttler gives Cottrell a salute here-