The allegations of match fixing, the trail and the punishment he faced has been a setback for Salman Butt    AFP
The allegations of match fixing, the trail and the punishment he faced has been a setback for Salman Butt AFP

It has been quite a long time, since we have seen Salman Butt donning the green Pakistan jersey. The allegations of match fixing, the trail and the punishment he faced has been a setback for him. However, it s all in the past now as he back to playing cricket at domestic level. He scored 536 runs at an average of 107, to finish as the second highest run-scorer in the National One-Day Cup 2017. He also led Water and Power Development Authority to the title win in Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2017, while he scored 250 runs in the National T20 Cup 2017. Salman Butt recalls shocking incident from 2009 Sri Lanka-Pakistan Test at Lahore

Pakistan chief selector, Inzamam-ul-Haq has been really impressed with his recent performance giving hint that Butt can be considered for selection in the Pakistan national side. “He is playing very well after his comeback and we are considering him. He was there in our high-performance camp and he was exceptional. It’s fantastic to see that a player has been out for five years but still maintained a high standard of fitness. He has checked all the boxes for his selection and we have a plan. We are not selecting him directly in the international circuit but we are trying to have him play in the ‘A’ team first and then we will take it from there,” said Inzamam, as reported by Cricbuzz.