Melbourne Stars player and Pakistan fast bowler, Haris Rauf has won the netizens after his hearth-warming gesture towards an Indian security guard he met prior to the game. Rauf gives his winning debut match ball “to a complete stranger who he met before the game”. Take advantage of our unlimited cashback up to 1% if you sign up and bet for as much as you can to claim your weekly rewards at 12BET Sportsbook.
“I gave today’s match ball to a security guy who is from India. When I came to the ground today I told him I am from Pakistan, he got emotional, he cried and he hugged me,” Rauf said. In times of socio-political conflicts between two nations, the people of these neighboring countries and gestures like this sheds peace beyond war.
Meanwhile, Rauf picked up 5 for 27 in his 4 overs to give his team the lead and later the victory in the match by 52 runs. He was also hailed as the Man of the Match for his stunning performance. Melbourne Stars scored 163/4, riding on Marcus Stoinis’ quick-fire 81 off 54 balls.
Previously, he was drafted in the squad as a replacement for Dale Steyn in the Stars’ after the South African suffered a side strain that forced the Melbourne Stars to pick out a fast bowler from the competition.
He was first introduced into the Lahore Qalandars squad for the 2018 Abu Dhabi T20 Trophy. He has not been feature in an international cricket yet, but he was a stunner in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) show. Sign up now at 12BET Sportsbook to get lots of giveaways and rewards!
When asked about his plans on international career, Rauf told reporters through Sandeep Lamichhanne, who was acting as his translator in a post-victory interview, “The T20 World Cup is coming up in Australia, and I’m trying to get fit for that. I’m hoping to represent my country, Pakistan, in bigger levels. That’s my only dream, to play for my country.”
Rauf is currently the top wicket-taker of the tournament, but since he was not picked initially the BBL franchise meaning and with Steyn regaining fitness, he might lose his place in the side. However, he is set to remain with the Stars squad for the rest of the campaign. Experience 12BET to get more quality content and coverage of the latest sports news and massive odds, plus exciting promotions all for you!