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Jos Buttler is a freak, a special talent: Nasser Hussain

Buttler was simply unstoppable last night in Southampton.

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Nasser Hussain. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Yesterday, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, Jos Buttler played a masterful knock of 110 runs off 55 balls against Pakistan. The incredible knocked helped England post a mammoth total of 373 on the board. The batting masterclass turned out to be a match-winning one as the Three Lions got home by 12 runs to take a much-needed 1-0 lead in the five-match series.

His knock was laced with six fours and nine colossal over-boundaries. The 28-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman shared an unbeaten stand of 162 runs with the English captain Eoin Morgan, who got a 48-ball 71. After the incredible knock, Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur mentioned that he and his bowlers were clueless on how to stop the Somerset-born batsman.

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Jos came to bat after Joe Root’s dismissal and didn’t allow the Pakistan bowlers to settle into a rhythm. In the meantime, Nasser Hussain, the former English cricketer, said that Buttler is a ‘freak’. Moreover, he remarked that Jos has to be amongst the four greatest white-ball players of all time and put him in the league of players like AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni and Viv Richards.

This bloke is so special, it’s untrue

“He is a freak. Sometimes you don’t realize what you’ve got, because it’s right in front of you. You travel the world and you talk to people about Jos Buttler, and they rave about this lad. I don’t like massive comments, but he’d have to be up there with the three or four greatest white-ball players of all time. You’re talking Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, MS Dhoni, Viv Richards,” Hussain told Sky Sports.

“I have to put Buttler in that category. If you do it once, it’s a freak, but if you do it again and again and again; suddenly our very own Jos Buttler from Taunton is up among the greatest white-ball players to ever play the game. Sometimes we don’t build up our own cricketers enough. This bloke is so special, it’s untrue,” Hussain, also a former English, cricketer added.

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