The Vaughan-Butt saga seems to be turning ugly as both these former cricketers are not willing to back down. It all started when Michael Vaughan said that Kane Williamson would have been the greatest batsman had he been from India, adding that people can’t accept the fact that Virat Kohli is not the greatest as they would be left black and blue by the fans on social media.
Responding to Vaughan, former Pakistan cricketer Salman Butt said that one cannot compare anyone with Virat Kohli as the Indian skipper has far better statistics than any other cricketer. Additionally, Salman Butt took a jibe at Michael Vaughan, stating that Vaughan says such things because he always wants to be in the limelight. He also questioned his credibility as a batsman, saying that Vaughan doesn’t have an ODI century.
As expected, the comments didn’t go down well with Michael Vaughan who responded to Salman Butt by calling him a ‘match fixer’, referring to the 2010 spot-fixing scandal.
Now, Salman Butt has again hit back at Michael Vaughan by calling his comments ” below the belt” remarks, adding that some people have “mental constipation”
“I don’t want to get into details. I just want to say that he’s picked the topic in the wrong context. There is no justification for a reaction like this. This is very below-average, below-the-belt. If he wants to live in the past and wants to talk about it, he surely can. Constipation is an illness. Things get stuck and they don’t come out that easily. Some people have mental constipation. Their minds are in the past. That doesn’t matter,” Butt said on his YouTube channel.
“We spoke about two great players and there was no need to take it into a different direction. But he has opted to. The year he has mentioned, he can go on. It’s the past and it’s gone. But that doesn’t change the actual fact, which we spoke about. Had he provided some statistical presentation, some logic, some experienced-based observation, it would have been better. We too could have learned something.
“Had he spoken about cricket and proved us wrong or proved himself right, it would have been fun. But that didn’t happen. To go below the belt is an option everyone has. It just defines what you pick to do, it defines you. Now that he has done, it, he can keep on doing it as much as he can. It doesn’t affect anyone, but he has just defined himself,” he signed off.
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