ENG vs PAK: Watch - Haris Rauf bombarded with 'Kohli, Kohli' chants by Edgbaston crowd during 2nd T20I

Updated - 25 May 2024, 11:04 PM

ENG vs PAK: Watch: Edgbaston crowd chants “Kohli Kohli” as Haris Rauf comes to bowl against England
ENG vs PAK: Watch: Edgbaston crowd chants “Kohli Kohli” as Haris Rauf comes to bowl against England {PC:X}

Pakistan pacer Haris Rauf had a decent outing with the ball in the T20I game against England. The second game of the four-match T20I series between the teams took place at the Edgbaston in Birmingham on Saturday (25th May).

Haris Rauf, who made his return to the Pakistan team after a prolonged injury, played a vital for the team with the ball and took crucial wickets for his team. However, he didn’t couldn’t help his team win the game at the Edgbaston in Birmingham.

Haris Rauf came into the attack in 5th over but he didn’t have a great start as he was taken for 17 runs in the first over. However, after that he made a terrific comeback and bowled magnificently well, troubling the England batters with his pace. 

When Haris Rauf came into the attack in his second spell, he didn’t get a great reception from the crowd. The fans were heard chanting “Kohli Kohli” as the pacer bowled his first ball of the second over at the Edgbaston in Birmingham.

Here’s the video: 

For the unversed, Haris Rauf has been treated with “Kohli Kohli” chants for quite some sometime now. This was because the Indian batter took him to cleaners during the game between India and Pakistan at the MCG in the T20 World Cup 2022.

In the second T20I game against England, Haris Rauf returned with the figures of 2/34 and helped his team restrict the opposition to a total of under 200. Apart from him, Shaheen Afridi and Imad Wasim picked two scalps as they restricted opponents to 183 runs.

With the bat, it was a torrid batting display from the Pakistan. Fakhar Zaman was the top run-scorer for his team with 45 runs, skipper Babar Azam managed 32 runs whereas the rest of the batters failed to go past the 30-run mark. They were bundled out for just 160 and lost the game by 23 runs. 

We announced the team (for WC), and we are giving confidence- to Babar Azam after Pakistan’s loss 

Pakistan skipper Babar Azam talked about the loss in the second T20I. He admitted that it was a good bowling performance from them but they didn’t step up with the bat. He also praised Fakhar Zaman for his heroics and said that they are giving players confidence ahead of the T20 World Cup 2024. Speaking after the game, he stated: 

“It was a par score, we bowled well. Small partnership and later on, there was no big partnership. We are flexible, everyone knows their role. We have decided each player's role. If you are not in good form, we are flexible. 

“The way Fakhar dominated. If me and Fakhar had batted for three more overs, things could have been different. (On Imad) He is experienced, he knows how to bowl at different stages, and he had improved a lot with the bat. Shadab is one of the best players, he'll come back. We announced the team (for WC), we are giving confidence.”

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