Stylish left-handed opening batsman Salman Butt, who will be replacing the injured Mohammad Hafeez in Lahore Qalandars, is determined to set all his focus on the Pakistan Super League at the moment.
Lahore Qalandars’ skipper, Hafeez suffered a thumb injury during their game against Karachi Kings on February 16, which forced him to miss the remainder of the tournament.
As a replacement, Qalandars picked former Pakistan’s skipper, Salman Butt, who will be making his comeback in the competitive cricket after being banned for his involvement in spot-fixing during Pakistan’s tour of England in 2010.
“We will cross the bridge when it comes, it [PSL] is here now, I hope I do well in the tournament for my team then everything will fall in line,” said Butt.
The 34-year-old opener is seeing PSL as a platform for himself for a comeback as it has helped other cricketers to land in the national team courtesy of their performance in the previous seasons.
“It has happened in three years that who have performed well in the PSL, have been given opportunities and I hope if I do well, I will also be at an advantage,” he said.
Salman Butt will leave to join Lahore Qalandars’ squad in Sharjah on Wednesday.