'Paul van Meekeren you are Haris Rauf's son' - Disrespectful fan shut down by Netherlands star with an epic reply

Published - 25 May 2024, 06:35 PM | Updated - 05 Jun 2024, 03:22 PM

Netherlands star Paul van Meekeren comes up with epic reply after Pakistan fan calls him Haris Rauf's son
Netherlands star Paul van Meekeren comes up with epic reply after Pakistan fan calls him Haris Rauf's son [PC: X]

Netherlands star Paul van Meekeren came up with a fitting reply after a Pakistan fan tried to insult him. The right-arm pacer had grabbed the limelight last year by opening up on his financial struggle.

In November 2020, Paul van Meekeren had revealed that he was working as a food delivery driver to make ends meet. The Dutch star continued working hard and eventually made the cricketing world notice him for his displays on the field during the ODI World Cup last year. He played nine games in the marquee event and picked up 12 wickets. 

Coming to the recent incident involving the cricketer and the Pakistani fan, it took place on Saturday (May 25). The user tried to disrespect Paul van Meekeren by calling him Pakistan pacer Haris Rauf's son. He posted a clip of the altercation between the two bowlers when Pakistan and Netherlands faced each other in the World Cup last year.

Rauf had bowled some unplayable deliveries to the Netherlands pacer and eventually castled him. The right-arm pacer had also given Paul van Meekeren an aggressive send-off. Posting the clip, the user wrote: "@paulvanmeekren you are son of Haris Rauf."

Van Meekeren noticed the post and decided to respond to it. The fast bowler stated that the user was not the first one to call him Rauf's son and made sure to clear his doubt. He also asked the user to come up with other questions if he had doubts about his father's son.

"Since the last 50 over World Cup I’ve had many people say this… I just wanna clarify that I’m not Haris Raif’s son, my dad is actually, funnily enough, also called Paul (Adriaan) van Meekeren!! I hope this solves any confusion… if not please reach out with your questions." Paul van Meekeren wrote.

Here is the exchange between Paul van Meekeren and the fan:

Meanwhile, Van Meekeren will be seen in action soon when the T20 World Cup gets underway next month. He has been named in the 15-member Netherlands' squad for the tournament, scheduled to be played from June 1 to 29.




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