Haris Rauf breaks silence on his fight with the fan; threatens to do more damage in the future

Published - 18 Jun 2024, 06:13 PM | Updated - 18 Jun 2024, 06:24 PM

Haris Rauf
Haris Rauf. Image Credits: X

Haris Rauf has now come up with an official statement regarding his fight with a Pakistan fan in the USA. The troubles for the Pakistan cricket team do not seem to end. The team faced an early elimination from the T20 World Cup 2024 after finishing third in Group A behind India and USA.

The Men in Green lost its opening match to the USA in a shocking manner. The game went into the Super Over but Pakistan couldn't hold its nerves to hand USA a memorable win. In the next match, Pakistan lost another close game to arch-rivals India by 6 runs.

The shocking defeats had Pakistan relying on the other results to go their way. But unfortunately, the match between the USA and Ireland was washed out due to rain, which gave the USA an extra point and ensured their qualification to the Super Eights.

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Haris Rauf fumes after Pakistan's early exit

Pakistan fast bowler Haris Rauf has shown his frustration on social media and urged the people to show respect towards his parents and family. In his tweet, Rauf admitted that he is open to receiving all kinds of criticism on social media but will not tolerate anything against his family.

"I decided not to bring this on social media, but now that the video is out, I feel it is necessary to address the situation. As public figures, we are open to receiving all kinds of feedback from the public. They are entitled support or criticize us. Nevertheless, when it comes to my parent and my family, I will not hesitate to respond accordingly. It is important to show respect towards people and their families, irrespective of their professions," Rauf tweeted on X (formerly Twitter).

Haris Rauf had a good tournament with the ball as he picked up 7 wickets in four matches at an average of 14.42 and an economy rate of 6.73. In the important game against arch-rivals India, Rauf picked up 3-21 in three overs and helped Pakistan restrict India to 119.

Rauf is an important part of Pakistan's fast bowling line-up along with Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Amir, and Naseem Shah. His high pace close to 150 kmph makes him a unique prospect for his side. The 30-year-old has picked up 102 wickets in 72 T20Is so far at an average of 20.94.

But Pakistan's batting faltered as they scored only 113-7 in 20 overs, thus falling short by 6 runs. Pakistan's bowlers had a good time in the tournament but their batters failed to live up to the expectations. Although Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan, two of Pakistan's best batters scored runs, they had strike rates of 101.66 and 90.90 respectively.

While Pakistan suffered an early elimination, the USA created history by making it to the Super Eight stage for the first time. India topped Group A with 7 points in four matches. The Men in Blue were the only undefeated team in the group. Meanwhile, the USA finished second with 5 points to their name. They registered crucial victories over Canada and Pakistan.


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