Salman Butt 2000

Posted on June 16, 2008
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Salman ButtWhen Salman Butt played an unbeated innings of 129 against India in the Finals of Kitply Cup, he also completed his 2000 runs in ODIs. While Salman’s innings saw Pakistan lift the tournament trophy, he became the 19th Pakistani to reach 2000 runs milestone in ODIs. It is generally said about ODIs that after playing 50 ODIs every good batsman gets an average in 30s but only greats get it past 40. Salman Butt has got his average to 40.54 after 52 innings. Will he able to hold on or better his average? or will he slid back to an average of 30s? We will have to wait and see. His career has already seen few ups and downs. He made his debut with a duck against West Indies in 2004 but in the same season he came back with a match-winning century against India but then slid down to a brief oblivion. He was not part of Pakistan’s team in 2007 World Cup but saw a reversal of his luck when he became Vice Captain of Pakistan team soon after that. In the past year or so he has come back to form again and has been scoring consistently in all forms of cricket.

The complete and updated (as of June 15, 2008) list of Pakistanis who have scored 2000 or more runs in ODI is as follows.

1. Inzamam-ul-Haq 11739 runs at an average of 39.52
2. Muhammad Yousuf 9144 runs at 43.54
3. Saeed Anwar 8823 runs at 39.21
4. Javed Miandad 7381 runs at 41.7
5. Saleem Malik 7170 runs at 32.88
6. Ijaz Ahmed 6564 runs at 32.33
7. Rameez Raja 5841 runs at 32.09
8. Shahid Afridi 5466 runs at 23.76
9. Younis Khan 4791 runs at 32.59
10. Aamer Sohail 4780 runs at 31.86
11. Abdul Razzak 4416 at 30.24
12. Shoaib Malik 4364 at 34.63
13. Waseem Akram 3717 runs at 16.52
14. Imran Khan 3709 runs at 33.41
15. Moin Khan 3266 runs at 23.00
16. Mudassar Nazar 2653 runs at 25.26
17. Zaheer Abbas 2572 runs at 47.62
18. Yasir Hameed 2028 runs at 36.87
19. Salman Butt 2027 runs at 40.54

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9 responses to “Salman Butt 2000”

  1. MOHAMMAD GHOUS IRFAN QURESHI says:

    SALMAN IS A GREAT PLAYER. WE ARE PROUD OF HIM. HE IS OUR HERO. GOD BLESS HIM. MAY HE ALWAYS SHINE LIKE A STAR. (AAMEEN)

  2. SALMAN BUTT IS A GREAT CRICKETER AND HE PROOVES THAT HE HAS A LONG AND SPECTECULAR CAREER.(INSHA ALLAH)

  3. Aadil Aijaz says:

    He needs to improve his batting skills.
    He is not also very good at fielding so he has got to work on it.

  4. james henry says:

    salman is an excellent player and now can be a future of pakistan’s former test player, saed anwar. i met him at the karachi national stadium and i am proud of him.

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