We dread to think what search engine traffic we’re going to get from that title, but you can’t sashay through life being called ‘Butt’ without some sort of consequences. It’ll teach some visitors the importance of the humble comma at any rate.
Prior to the first one-day international against Sri Lanka, Shoaib Malik said that he believed Pakistan played Ajantha Mendis better than any other side. Being as Mendis had taken seven wickets in the 14 overs he’d bowled at Pakistan, it was tempting to think that Shoaib had confused Ajantha Mendis with Mike Yardy.
However, Salman Butt then hit an unbeaten hundred and Mendis went wicketless, so we’ll give the Pakistan captain the benefit of the doubt. Khurram Manzoor hit 83, so that’s another young Pakistani opening batsman to add to the list.
Considering they rarely play, Pakistan manage to blood a hell of a lot of openers.