Salman Butt, a former captain of Pakistan, made fun of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) after it was reported that Kamran Akmal, a former wicketkeeper batter, had been served with a legal notice for allegedly making offensive and defamatory remarks in the media. Although there hasn’t been any official confirmation, there have been media rumours that the board has taken such a step. Butt stated that there is nothing wrong with expressing one’s opinions, particularly when one has a great deal of experience with the subject matter.
“Rehne de ye show? Kahi legal notice na aa jaaye (Should we stop the show? Else we might also get legal notice). Speaking about technical aspects, giving your opinion and speaking based on your experience, especially those who have much more of it than policy-makers is fine. You cannot challenge opinions. You can convince people with your explanation, logic and reasoning,” Butt said during a discussion on his YouTube channel.
Butt urged experts and followers to avoid attacking specific individuals personally. “There is one more thing here. If we are talking about something, it should not personally hit anyone. We should not cross the line with regards to someone’s personality, looks and personal lives. We have not right to do that. Nor does anyone else have a right to cross the line against us. If someone has done it, people should refrain from such things,” he added. According to reports, the PCB has made it clear that additional legal notices may be sent to a few other former players who run their own YouTube channels and frequently contribute to the media.