Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt is keen to rejoin national set-up after having served the spot-fixing ban, but said it is all up to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and national selectors to consider him for selection after continually overlooking despite his brilliant domestic show.
The left-handed opening batsman has been waiting since 2015 for his Pakistan selection with continually impressing at the domestic level, but the selectors are not in a mood to give a single opportunity to the tainted opener anytime soon.
In his recent interview with cricingif.com, Butt said, “By the grace of Allah, I am the top scorer of the Quaid -e-Azam One Day Cup. I have scored more than 500 runs, with average and strike rate both in excess of 90. It is there for the selectors and the PCB to see and to select me. On the basis of my form and fitness, if they think I am deserving then they should select me.”
Meanwhile, the discarded opener, who is part of the upcoming Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2019 draft, picked the Quaid-e-Azam trophy instead of PSL as a production house for Pakistan cricket.
Butt signed off by saying, “Quaid-e-Azam trophy is its production house. If we do not pay attention to our domestic cricket, we will face problems in the PSL as well. Quaid-e-Azam trophy is our base and our launch pad. If we respect that, we will be able to maintain a decent standard of our cricket as well.”
(With cricingif Inputs)