The English wicketkeeper-batsman, who was dismissed by Bhuvneshwar Kumar for a duck in the second T20I, roared back to form in the third game as he played the match-winning innings of 83 runs off just 52 balls. It also turned out to be the highest score by an English player against the Men in Blue in the shortest format of the game, surpassing Eoin Morgan’s 71 at the Edgbaston Stadium back in 2014.
With the help of Buttler’s unbeaten knock, England successfully chased down the below-par target of 156 runs against Kohli & Co. and won the match by 8 wickets.
Describing him as the best T20 batsman in the world, Gambhir placed Buttler in the same league as Rohit Sharma.
“He’s phenomenal, probably the best T20 batter in the world along with Rohit Sharma. Ian Bell just mentioned he is the best English white-ball batsman. I think Buttler is the best white-ball batter in the world,” the 39-year-old former India batsman said on ESPNcricinfo.
Having taken a 2-1 lead in the ongoing five-match series, England will now face India in the fourth T20I.