Salman Butt slams Vaughan after former England skipper opens up on match-fixing
The verbal war between Salman Butt and Michael Vaughan is not ending anytime soon. The drama unfolded with former England skipper adding that New Zealand captain Kane Williamson would have been the best batsman in the world had he been born in India.
The 46-year-old heaped praise on Williamson while also taking a swipe at Indian captain Virat Kohli. Vaughan further added that if anyone spoke against the Indian skipper, they would get a pelting on social media channels because Kohli is an Indian and is the most followed cricketer on Instagram.
Amid all this, Pakistan cricketer Salman Butt responded to this remark and echoed that Michael didn’t even score a single century in his ODI career but is best known for creating controversies and debates.
Meanwhile, Vaughan responded back by adding that Butt should have had a clear mind when he was engaged in the infamous match-fixing scandal in the year 2010.
Meanwhile, Butt responded to Vaughan’s remarks where he stated that the former cricketer picked the topic of match-fixing in the wrong context. Salman added that it does not matter to him if people’s views and opinions are still in the past.
“I don’t want to get into details. I just want to say that he’s picked the topic in the wrong context. There is no justification for a reaction like this. This is very below-average, below-the-belt. If he wants to live in the past and wants to talk about it, he surely can.
Constipation is an illness. Things get stuck and they don’t come out that easily. Some people have mental constipation. Their minds are in the past. That doesn’t matter,” said Butt on his YouTube channel.
The Lahore-born cricketer said that there was no need for Vaughan to take the debate in a different direction.
“We spoke about two great players and there was no need to take it into a different direction. But he has opted to. The year he has mentioned, he can go on. It’s the past and it’s gone. But that doesn’t change the actual fact, which we spoke about. Had he provided some statistical presentation, some logic, some experienced-based observation, it would have been better. We too could have learned something,” said Butt.
“Had he spoken about cricket and proved us wrong or proved himself right, it would have been fun. But that didn’t happen. To go below the belt is an option everyone has. It just defines what you pick to do, it defines you. Now that he has done, it, he can keep on doing it as much as he can. It doesn’t affect anyone, but he has just defined himself,” concluded Butt.