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Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt said ex-England skipper Michael Vaughan has “mental constipation”.
This comes after Vaughan said he wished Salman “had such a clear thought of mind back in 2010 when he was match-fixing”.
Vaughan’s fiery remarks came on the back of Salman calling his remarks “irrelevant” when he was comparing New Zealand captain Kane Williamson with his India counterpart Virat Kohli.
Vaughan said that Williamson would be the greatest player in the world if he was Indian.
Angry that the former England captain brought up the fixing scandal he was involved in, Salman said it was “below the belt” and told Vaughan to stop living in the past.
“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,” he said in a YouTube video as quoted by Cricket Pakistan.
“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. There was no need to take it into a different direction.”