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Jos Buttler reveals what helped him ‘grasp the magnitude’ of the Ashes

We don’t have to tell you what a sensational series the 2005 Ashes was and what a huge moment it represents for English cricket.

Michael Vaughan and co’s victory inspired a whole generation of fans and it appears a number of those now pull on the Three Lions themselves.

Jos Buttler is no stranger to an Ashes series and looks set to be a key man when Joe Root’s men travel Down Under in a little over 12 months’ time.

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It seems that as with many of us, the 2005 series represents a huge moment for him and his relationship to the greatest contest in cricket.

Speaking on episode 4 of the Rajasthan Royals podcast, Buttler revealed that England’s win in 2005 was massive for him and his understanding of what the Ashes means.

He said: “The 2005 Ashes, I was the perfect age for that.

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“England were starting to get good against the all-star XI of Australia. Actually, just the way you saw the crowds and stuff in England.

“The interest in the game was amazing and everyone just couldn’t get enough of it. That’s when you grasp the magnitude of it and because we won for once, before that we kept getting hammered.”