Salman Butt clearly remembers the way he was dismissed against Sri Lanka in Lahore in 2009 — the last batsman out in the last Test in Pakistan, before a terror attack on the visiting team’s bus scared off touring sides.
Butt, now 32, was run out in the last over of the day for 48. The next morning, on March 3, militants ambushed the Sri Lankan bus, killing eight people and wounding seven Sri Lankan players and staff.
“I remember that Test vividly because on day two we were replying to a 600-plus Sri Lankan total and I had a good opening partnership of 110 with Khurram Manzoor but in the last over of the day I was run out for 48 in a disappointing manner,” Butt told.
“The next day we had to continue our innings so in the morning we set off from the hotel for play but after a few minutes the bus changed its route and we returned to the hotel,” said Butt.