Headingley Test win against Australia will have far reaching effects: Butt

July 25th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI  

London, July 25(ANI): Pakistan captain Salman Butt has predicted a major turnaround in the fortunes of the national cricket team following their morale boosting win against Australia in the just concluded Headingley Test.

Emerging successful in his very first Test as captain, Butt said the win would have far reaching effects.

“I think Pakistan cricket will not be the same again. Today’s victory would go a long way in attaining the place where Pakistan cricket was in the early nineties,” The News quoted Butt, as saying.

“This victory is not an ordinary one. It has come after fifteen years, and I think, it would change the way of thinking of all those who only point out negative things,” he said.

He further termed the victory as one of the best Pakistan has achieved during the last two decades.

“There is no doubt that the absence of international cricket came hard on promotion of the game in the country. I am concerned about my people back home, who have got no opportunity to watch international cricket,” he added.

“My team and management attribute this success to them and the young team we have got,” he added. (ANI)

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