England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler is hoping to draw inspiration from Virat Kohli and use the Indian Premier League (IPL) experience to earn his maiden Test century during the Test series against India.
“Someone like Virat Kohli is an immensely talented guy but also watching him go about it you see that mentality of getting to the top. They seem to make the right decision a lot of the time. That is a skill,” Buttler told reporters at The Oval.
“The hunger to do it day in day out… that hunger really shines through in those top players.”
Buttler played for Rajasthan Royals in this year’s IPL and scored 548 runs at 54.80 with five half-centuries including two unbeaten 90s.
“The biggest thing I have learnt from the IPL is that it’s obvious what the best players do and why they are the standouts,” said Buttler. “They just have a different mentality, a winning mentality in every game and the consistency to do that. I feel like I have learnt a hell of lot from watching guys train and go about their practice, ways they react to certain pressure moments in a game as well.”
The hunger to do it day in day out… that hunger really shines through in those top players
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