'Flop movies me bhi kisi ko nuksaan nahi hota India mein' - Salman Butt makes strong statement on India's cricketing set-up
Salman Butt has urged the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to follow India's marketability template when it comes to squad selections.
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Former Pakistan skipper Salman Butt has made a huge statement on India's cricketing setup especially in T20Is where the selectors and team management carried out a lot of experimentations in the last 15 months as a result of which it did not give them much trouble in finalizing the 15-member squad for the T20 World Cup 2022.
At the same time, he also compared Pakistan's situation with that of their arch-rivals and opened up on why the Men in Green cannot be as marketable as India when it comes to identifying the talents at the grassroot level and where they (Pakistan) are currently lacking at the moment.
Even we can have such numbers: Salman Butt
“Apparently, there are more benefits to it. India is one of the biggest economies, it's one of the biggest markets. Anything sells when your consumers are large in numbers. Aap dekhe na, flop movies me bhi kisi ko nuksaan nahi hota India me, kyunki itni dafa dekhe jaate hain, itne numbers hain logon ke (Even people associated with flop movies in India do not bear a loss because of the sheer number of times they are watched)," said Salman Butt while answering a fan's question during a YouTube session.
"Practically speaking, it's an asset. It is a good headache if there is any confusion in your selection. You have three teams- One plays Tests while the others play ODIs and T20Is and on top of that, you have the 'A' team playing as well. This is a blessing," he said.
"Even we can have such numbers. However, in the last two years, there has neither been an 'A' tour nor an U19 tour", the former Pakistan skipper added.
Meanwhile, the Indian team has departed to Australia in order to begin their T20 World Cup preparations. The Rohit Sharma-led side left on the morning of Thursday, October 6. The Men in Blue would be hoping to get some much-needed match practice ahead of the marquee tournament and all eyes will be on pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah's replacement.
India will begin their campaign against Pakistan on October 23 at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground. Nonetheless, before the blockbuster Super 12 clash, the Indian team are scheduled to play a couple of warm-up fixtures against the reigning champions Australia on October 17 and the last edition's runners-up New Zealand on October 19.
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