The Twitter battle between Salman Butt and Michael Vaughan has gathered storm. In his latest video, Butt has given it back to Vaughan who criticised him off corruption charges. It all started after Butt responded to Vaughan’s comments on Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson. Vaughan said had New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson been an Indian, he would have been termed as the greatest current player but gets overshadowed by Virat Kohli, due to his immense popularity on social media platforms and elsewhere.
Salman Butt responded to Vaughan’s comments saying that he was wrong in comparing the two. He said the comments by Vaughan were irrelevant to which Vaughan responded bringing up Butt’s involvement in the spot-fixing scandal, which took place during Butt-led Pakistan’s 2010 tour of England.
Meanwhile, after this recent jibe by Vaughan, Salman Butt yet again gave it back to him saying that the former England skipper’s comments were below the belt.
Comments From Michael Vaughan Are Below The Belt: Salman Butt
“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.
But went further saying that had Vaughan spoken about the game of cricket it would have made sense. However, whatever he said also gave an implication of the kind of person he is and what he is interested in doing.
“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.
Both Kane Williamson and Virat Kohli will lead their respective teams in the World Test Championship in Southampton in June.