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Buttler, 33, recalled the on-field advice given to Jofra Archer shortly before England won their maiden 50-over crown with last-gasp victory over New Zealand at Lord's in 2019 and applied it to both the disastrous defence of that title and his own chronic loss of form in India.
'I think of Ben Stokes' words to Jofra about the Super Over, you know - whatever happens here doesn't define you,' Buttler, speaking publicly for the first time since leaving the tournament three weeks ago, said.
'I certainly don't feel like that World Cup is the defining moment for me. It's a huge disappointment, but it doesn't define me as a person or my whole career. So, just use it as something to make sure I look forward now and enjoy the challenges ahead.'
Ironically, Buttler wouldn't have been on this tour of the Caribbean had England met pre-World Cup predictions of a final-four placing, but after only scrambling to secure 2025 Champions Trophy qualification via late wins over the Netherlands and Pakistan, he pinpointed his motivation ahead of the three-match ODI series starting on Sunday, saying: 'To get England's white-ball cricket back to the great place it's been in for a long time.
Jos Buttler has taken stock of advice once given to him by Ben Stokes claiming England's disappointing Cricket World Cup campaign 'will not define his career'
The England white ball captain (R) is determined to restore his side to their former dominance in the shorter over format ahead of their ODI series against the West Indies
Despite crashing out of the World Cup early, Buttler said he was buoyed by the talent England have coming through the ranks
'We've had one bad tournament. You see the depth of talent of guys coming through and you want to help shape that period. That's something I feel responsibility and motivation for and individually I am