Don't think anything will faze me again, says Jos Buttler
Jos Buttler said he is unfazed after England's historic World Cup triumph at Lord's on Sunday and insisted nothing could ever disconcert him after his phenomenal performance in the final against New Zealand.
Buttler was one of the key protagonists of England's chase which eventually ended in the most dramatic manner as both teams' totals were tied at the end of 100 overs, taking the game into the Super Over.
Buttler made an exuberant contribution of 59 runs, forging a 112-run partnership with player of the match Ben Stokes and came out to bat in the six-ball shootout later as well.
Buttler's timely boundary off the final delivery against Trent Boult extended England's score in the Super Over to 15.
The wicketkeeper was then agile enough behind the stumps to collect the ball and swiftly remove the bails to run out Martin Guptill and perform the crucial role in England's title-winning moment.
"I can't believe what has happened but it's nice to wake up and know it did," he said.
"I don't think anything will faze me again. I don't think I'll ever care about anything ever again. I don't really care what happens now in my career."
'It justifies everything we have done for four years'
England underwent a remarkable transformation in the aftermath of the shambolic first-round exit from the 2015 World Cup and have since then climbed to the top of the one-day international rankings.
Buttler believed the hosts' tournament win was a culmination of all the hard work they did in the preceding years.
"We were laughing about the fact that four years of work came down to one ball," said Buttler.
"Four years and then it's one ball... can we get a run-out? It justifies everything we have done for four years to get to this point. It's an incredible journey.
"At the end I remember that 10 seconds of just running around, the atmosphere is something that will live with me forever.
"It's all right when you're in the middle because it's what you know -- catch a ball, smash the stumps -- but the consequences are obviously quite a lot larger."