Salman Butt Wife, Age, Height, Match Fixing Controversy, News
Updated on: Aug 25, 2022 11:49 am IST
Salman Butt was promising left-handed batsman who was made the captain of Pakistan in the year 2010 but the same year, he was found guilty for the spot-fixing incident in 2010 that got him as well as Mohammed Asif and Mohammed Amir banned from the game.
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Butt was just 15 years when he first featured for Lahore Whites in 2000 and a few solid knocks earned him a spot in the Pakistan A team. The specialist batsman first made an appearance for the national team in 2003.
Birth date: 7 October 1984
Role: Left-handed batsman
Test debut – September 3, 2003 versus Bangladesh
ODI debut – September 22, 2004 versus West Indies
T20I debut – September 2, 2007 versus Bangladesh
Salman Butt Career
Tests- From the 33 Test matches, Salman Butt has scored 1889 runs with an average of 30.46 that includes 10 fifties and three, centuries under his belt.
ODI- From the 78 One Day Internationals (ODIs) Salman Butt has scored 2725 runs with an average of 36.82 with 14 fifties and eight, centuries to his name.
T20Is– Salman Butt has featured in 24 T20Is and has scored 595 runs for Pakistan with a strike rate of 107.98 that includes three half centuries.
Salman Butt Match Fixing controversy
In August 2010, Salman Butt who was the captain of Pakistan back then, along with Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif were among the players who were confirmed to be loosely affiliated with various other players on bribe in return of information provided as to when the no-balls will be bowled. Salman Butt was eventually banned from the sport for ten years.
Father: Zulfiqar Butt
Salman Butt Wife
Children: Two sons
Lesser Known Facts
Salman Butt was granted permission by the PCB to play in the National One Day Cup, in which the specialist batsman scored a staggering 536 runs from seven matches with an average of 107.
In the 2017-18 National T20 Cup Salman Butt and Kamran Akmal set a world record for an opening partnership of 209 runs.
Salman Butt is now an integral member of the Lahore Qalandars in the Pakistan Super League (PSL).