Pakistan opener Salman Butt has urged the country’s cricket authorities to give him ample time to prove his worth as the national team’s vice-captain. Butt told Deutsche Welle in an interview on Tuesday that he is confident of doing a good job but wants the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to give him enough time this time.
“When an important decision such as of making some one vice captain is taken, a miracle should not be expected immediately. You should allow the person do the job for an ample period of time and should not stop having confidence in him within a month or after a single series,” he said.
Butt was named as Pakistan’s vice-captain for this month’s Asia Cup and the marathon tour of England later this summer where they will play back-to-back series against Australia and the hosts. The left-handed batsman was also installed as Pakistan’s vice-captain in 2007 but that stint didn’t last very long and he was replaced with Misbah-ul-Haq.
Butt, 25, believes that in 2007 he was a victim of highhandedness. “I played just two Tests and three T20 games as vice-captain. I was pretty sick and even then I scored 48 runs in the Karachi Test against South Africa.
“I was kept confined for press conferences during the one-day series against South Africa. In sports, performance is shown on the field and in my case I was not given a fair chance to deliver in the matches but I am hopeful I will be given ample chances this time,” he stressed. “I know is that if I am doing well with the bat it would not only be good for me but also good for the team as well.”
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