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'He's No Pandya Or Stokes': Ex-Captain Asks To Lower Expectations About PAK All-Rounder


image-lr69pm3mAamer Jamal was exceptional during Down Under tour (AP Photo)

Pakistan cricket team’s newest all-round sensation, Aamer Jamal, made waves with his spectacular display of skills and talent against Australia in his debut Test series.

Owing to injuries, Jamal received a much-needed national call-up, and the former ensured to not waste the golden opportunity. Aamer ended up being the highest wicket taker for Pakistan with a record 18 dismissals to his name.

Besides, his notable contribution of 82 runs during the SCG Test stood out and was listed as a major highlight of the high-profile series.

Needless to say, the home fans back in Pakistan are overjoyed to have witnessed the emergence of a top-tier talent like Aamer Jamal. While the whole nation is behind Jamal, former Pakistan captain Salman Butt has issued a word of caution for the future.

Butt Cautious Of Aamer Jamal's Future In International Cricket

Via a video on his Youtube channel, Butt explained that the Australia tour was Aamer’s first assignment in the whites. While his contributions were noteworthy, he shouldn’t be categorised in the ranks of Hardik Pandya or Ben Stokes.

The former captain reckoned that it takes more than talent to ensure longevity in competitive cricket, and Jamal still has to learn a lot before he considers himself an established international cricketer.

"Please let him (Aamer Jamal) play a few more matches. He has not become Hardik Pandya or Ben Stokes. If a player does something good, we all expect him to do everything, and then when he fails, we say he should be removed. He played a good knock and has the talent, but it takes more than talent to be consistent. Let him perform for at least a year," Salman Butt said in his latest YouTube video.

Thus, Salman Butt advised the fans to keep their expectations in check with Aamer Jamal and allow him room for growth. He urged supporters to cut him some slack if he hits a slump sometime in the future.