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England batsman Jos Buttler admits to emulating ‘mind-blowing’ AB De Villiers


After scoring the joint seventh fastest ODI hundred in fourth match against Pakistan, England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler has admitted that he emulates number-one ranked AB de Villiers.

Buttler, who smashed ten boundaries and eight sixes in his unbeaten knock of 116, scored the hundred in just 46 balls. His terrific innings helped England to claim an 84-run win in the final match and consequently the four-match series.

Describing De Villiers’ consistency as ‘mind-blowing’, the 25-year-old said that the former is someone who can change the game completely, Sport24 reported. Buttler also said the recent triumph in the ODI series would provide a great boost to his side?s confidence.

Meanwhile, England skipper Eoin Morgan also lavished praise on Buttler’s ‘incredible’ innings, and said that it was one of the best ODI knock he had ever seen in an England shirt. Currently, De Villiers holds the record of scoring fastest one-day hundred off just 31 balls, which he smashed against the West Indies.