Waqar backs Butt for a comeback in international cricket

Waqar backs Butt for a comeback in international cricket
Pakistan's Salman Butt throws the ball on the third day of their third NPower Test cricket match against Pakistan, at the Brit Oval in London on August 20, 2010. AFP PHOTO/IAN KINGTON (Photo credit should read IAN KINGTON/AFP/Getty Images)
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Pakistan’s former head coach, Waqar Younis backed the left-handed opener, Salman Butt for a return in the national squad keeping his recent batting performance during the Quad-i-Azam trophy.

Butt, who was the captain when Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir bowled deliberate no-balls at Lord’s, has served his suspension and now aiming to make a comeback in international cricket like his teammate, Amir.

The 32-year old put up a decent show with the bat and scored centuries in both innings of the final that gave WAPDA their first ever title of Quad-i-Azam trophy and he was named the Man of the Match of that game.

Waqar Younis, who was the coach when Butt, Asif and Amir were caught for spot fixing, said to BT sports about Salman Butt, “He (Salman Butt) was playing really well and also he has served his sentence and punishment and I feel personally that everyone deserves a go.”

“People are going to have different views. He is a good player, he is playing really well,” he added.

After winning the most precious trophy of the domestic tournament, Butt hoped that his bad days are over.

He told in an interview that he is making a strong case for his selection with his consistent performance in domestic circuit.

“I don’t want to break [down] but I want to keep myself fit and keep my form alive. With my wisdom, I am trying my best with the best of my intention. Being selected isn’t my choice, it’s they [the selectors] who have to decide. I have a wish and always want to be in every squad. I have the capacity but that is something the selectors have to tell and decide,” he said.