With the advent of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), Pakistani players have got a fantastic platform to prove their mettle. However, it also led many players to think only in one dimension as the fame and money within a short span of time seems intriguing for many.
Recently, former Pakistan captain Salman Butt tried to criticize this notion as he urged the national players to prioritize red-ball cricket. The 35-year old had no issue with the platform of PSL being used to pick cricketers for the shortest format of the game. However, he doesn’t like the idea of mixing formats as he reiterated the importance of the prestigious Quaid-e-Azam Trophy.
Salman said that it is good for cricketers to be picked in PSL and get a financial cover. However, he advised them not to get too much attracted to T20 cricket. The Lahore born further added that no great player in the history of the game was made through the 20-over games. Hence, he believes that the budding cricketers of the country should aim to ameliorate their skills in the Test cricket.