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Salman Butt wants ample time to prove his worth


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.”

Source:Cricket News

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