England all-rounder Ben Stokes has called fellow teammate Jos Buttler as one of the most versatile and best ODI cricketers of the current generation. The English cricketer believes that Buttler with his skill set is a nightmare for the opposition set up.

“For me, he is one of the most versatile and best ODI players in the world right now. You know he can destroy you; he can hit you 360 but he can also play innings like that in the World Cup final. To have that skill set as an ODI player is an absolute nightmare for an opposition captain or bowler,” Stokes said during a chat with Rajasthan Royals spin consultant and New Zealand spinner Ish Sodhi in The Royals Podcast Episode 5.

Jos Buttler and Stokes took 15 runs off Trent Boult’s Super Over without losing their wickets and tied the score to win the elusive World Cup trophy in July last year.

The World Cup-winning all-rounder also credited the wicket-keeper batsman for bringing in the team, a culture of training hard and staying fitter.

“Watching someone like Jos put in an extra 45 minutes to an hour on his fitness, that was what drove me to have a rethink to ‘I feel I can do more here’,” he said.

“It then just got around the whole team with new guys coming in and just thinking that’s how everyone operates. I remember Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid used to be scared of the gym, but then, one of them in an interview said ‘we don’t want to let anyone down in the team over fitness,” added Stokes.

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