Nostalgy fills Jos Buttler after he finds Brendon McCullum and AB de Villiers’ jerseys while unpacking

Nostalgy fills Jos Buttler after he finds Brendon McCullum and AB de Villiers’ jerseys while unpacking

Buttler found them while unpacking his boxes.

Jos Buttler
Jos Buttler. (Photo Source: read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Jos Buttler was recently a part of the victorious England team that won the 2019 World Cup at home. He was one of the key performers in the Final against New Zealand at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground in London. The right-hander scored 59 runs with six boundaries and was also involved in a priceless 110-run stand with Player of the Match, Ben Stokes, who got 84 off 98 balls.

Buttler’s role didn’t end there as he came to bat out in the Super Over and then inflicted the run out of Martin Guptill that sealed the fate of the encounter. Overall, Buttler had an excellent tournament as he scored 312 runs in 11 matches at an average of 34.66. He scored a century versus Pakistan at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham, though he couldn’t save the Brits from a 14-run loss.

Buttler notched those runs at an impressive strike-rate of 122.83, which showed how fluent he was during his knocks. He would be a relieved man after running out Guptill under extreme pressure. Buttler hasn’t played any competitive match ever since and is gearing up for a return on the cricket pitch after the break. In the meantime, nostalgia has filled the Somerset-born player.

Buttler finds something very special

At the time of unpacking his boxes, he found a couple of autographed shirts by Brendon McCullum, the former New Zealand captain, and AB de Villiers, the retired South African cricketer. Even as Baz retired from cricket at the highest-level way back in 2016, De Villiers bid adieu last year in May. Both players are Buttler’s heroes and he was over the moon after finding the prized jerseys.

McCullum and De Villiers haven’t won the World Cup, but are loved figures for their prowess on the field. Back in 2015, McCullum became the first Black Caps’ skipper to lead his team to the final of the World Cup, though his team lost the game. De Villiers has the fastest ODI century under his belt.

The 28-year-old Buttler posted the pictures of the jerseys on his Instagram story. The wicketkeeper-batsman captioned it and wrote “Unpacking boxes and finding your heroes shirts! #legends. He also tagged McCullum and De Villiers in his post.