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Salman Butt eyes an International comeback in Pakistan colours

I'm hopeful that I will wear the Pakistan shirt once again: Butt

cricketer Salman Butt
Pakistani cricketer Salman Butt. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Former Pakistan Test captain, Salman Butt, who was infamously involved in the spot-fixing scandal in Pakistan’s tour of England in 2010 along with Mohammad Aamer and Mohammad Asif, has disclosed his ambition of making a comeback for Pakistan in the near future.

The former opening batsman faced serious jail time in the United Kingdom for the offense he committed during the match. Butt was banned from playing cricket for 10 years but later Pakistan Cricket allowed the 32-year old to play domestic cricket.

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“I’m really happy with my performances in domestic cricket since my return to cricket, especially considering that I was making a comeback after six years. If I am being honest, I was expecting an international recall sooner,” stated an elated Salman Butt according to First Post.

I’m hopeful that I will wear the Pakistan shirt once again; Butt

“But I’ll be more than happy whenever that international recall comes. I’ve had to be patient, but I’m on it, I’m working hard and I’m hopeful and confident that I will wear the Pakistan shirt once again.” further added the Lahore based batsman.

Chief selector of the Pakistan Cricket Team, Inzamam ul Haq, hinted at the possibility of Butt staging an International comeback. Although, the reception throughout the cricketing fraternity if the southpaw makes a comeback is hard to anticipate. The heroic comeback of left-arm pacer Mohammed Amer into the colors of Pakistan created murmurs around the western countries.

It was very encouraging to hear Inzamam-ul-Haq’s comments about me and the possibility of (me) being selected for the Pakistan A squad for the upcoming tour of Zimbabwe. His words have given me the inspiration to work even harder and perform even better in domestic cricket this season. This is exactly the good news I had been waiting for and I feel I am on the right track for a return to international cricket,” concluded Butt.

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