Former Pakistan opener Salman Butt is hopeful of his return to the Pakistan side in the near future, but in the recent past he has been performing consistently in the domestic season.
Butt is currently representing Lahore Whites in National T20 Cup. The 31-year-old hopes for a comeback after he was ruled out of the side following a ban due to spot-fixing case.
Butt told the local media, “Ever since my comeback (in the domestic circuit), I have performed well in tournaments.
As a player, one needs to work hard and maintain his form and fitness. In the end, it all depends on selectors. They know what the team requires and subsequently decide who has to be given a chance.”
The ban on Butt from playing national and international matches was lifted in September, 2015.
Talking about the selection of Umar Akmal for Pakistan’s T20 series against the West Indies, the left-handed batsman said that his Lahore Whites teammate deserved to be selected for the upcoming matches.
“Umar has scored more runs than me and has played many match-winning innings,” he said. “So the national team needed him, and that’s why he was called up.”
The International Cricket Council lifted sanctions on Butt in September last year, making him eligible for national and international matches. -Business Recorder