The ongoing debate between two former national captains – Salman Butt and Michael Vaughan has taken an ugly turn on Monday. The whole thing started when the Englishman compared Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson and opined that the Indian captain is famous only because of his Instagram followers. In response, Butt had termed his comments as ‘irrelevant’ while also mentioned the fact that Vaughan had zero tons in his ODI career while Kohli has 70 international centuries.
However, Vaughan took the whole debate to a whole different tangent as he brought back the infamous 2010 match-fixing scandal into the picture and stated, “I wished he (Butt) had such a clear thought of mind back in 2010 when he was Match fixing.”
It doesn’t affect anyone but Vaughan has defined himself: Butt
The 36-year-old was certainly not pleased with Vaughan’s remarks and opined that there is no justification for such a below-average, below-the-belt reaction. “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.
The former Pakistan skipper added that he had spoken about two great players and there was no need to take it into a different direction. Butt said that if Vaughan had provided some statistical presentation, some logic, some experienced-based observation, it would have been better, everyone else 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,” Butt concluded.