Former England captain believes Jos Buttler can do what MS Dhoni did in T20Is

Jos Buttler brilliant performance with bat has forced Michael Vaughan to compare him with India's former skipper MS Dhoni.

Rohit Kumar
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Jos Buttler and MS Dhoni

Jos Buttler and MS Dhoni (Source: Twitter)

Jos Buttler is on his way to building himself to touch greater heights in the future as England’s greatest white-ball player of all time. Buttler’s brilliant performance with his bat in recent times has forced England’s former captain Michael Vaughan to compare him with India's legendary and all-time greatest skipper MS Dhoni. 

Dhoni has led the Indian side in all formats for almost eight years. His captaincy period in the limited overs format is close to a decade. Vaughan thinks that Buttler can also achieve the same thing which Dhoni has achieved. The former Indian skipper is the only captain to lift the titles in all major world tournaments - 20-20 World Cup, 50-over World Cup and Champions Trophy.

'He has landed the World Cup at the first time' - Former England skipper on Jos Buttler


"Now Jos Buttler has landed the World Cup at the first time of asking and at the age of 32 he has the chance to build his own legacy. MS Dhoni went on for years as India captain. Buttler can do the same, especially now he is concentrating on one format. It is still there too. You can see it in Buttler's eyes," Vaughan was quoted as saying in The Daily Telegraph.

Both Dhoni and Buttler won the T20 World Cups in their first attempt as the skippers of their respective teams. Although, the Indian former wicketkeeper went on to do the same thing when he lifted the 50-over World Cup in 2011. Vaughan has predicted that Buttler would do the same as well.

Former England player has said that the reigning 20-20 World Cup holders England will lift the trophy once again when the 50-over World Cup will take place in India in 2023. He picked the English side to be champions because of the all-round side they have, covering all departments.

"When you have a left-arm seamer, pace, swing and spin, and three spinners you have everything covered as a captain. That for me is the benchmark for white-ball cricket - you have to have options. From 1-11 they have matchwinners," he said.

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