Haris Rauf Eager to Bowl Against Indian Duo in World Cup
By CricShotsStaff - Apr 27, 2020 2:33 pm
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Haris Rauf’s has an interesting journey since being picked up for a Player Development Program by PSL’s Lahore Qalandars in 2017. Since then, Rauf has featured in two editions of the Pakistan Super League and was a vital cog for Melbourne Stars in BBL. Haris Rauf impressed in BBL claiming 20 wickets to his name for the Melbourne Stars. In a recent interview, Rauf speaks on various topics and expressed eagerness and looks forward to bowling against the likes of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma in the upcoming  ICC T20 World Cup.

Haris Rauf
Virat Kohli and Haris Rauf

When asked about the main challenge he would face at the ICC World T20 Cup, Haris named the Indian duo he feels will be difficult to bowl to. He says, “The quality of opposition will be very tough as top players from each country will be playing in it so all batsmen will be difficult to bowl to. The greatest challenge will come from the likes of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma.”

“To do well against such top-quality batsmen will do wonders for my confidence, to be honest. I should be able to do well in the World Cup if given the chance,” Haris added.

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Speaking on the prospect of playing against India in the ICC T20 World Cup, Haris expressed his excitement and how such a high tension match helps him perform at his best. He said, ” It’s a given that any Pakistan versus India game comes with its own special pressure and tension. For me, any game such as the one between Pakistan and India which has more pressure in it brings out the best in me.”

Haris Rauf
Haris Rauf

“I say this based on past experience, where I have performed well when faced with extra pressure, and this match if I get the chance to play in it, will be no exception for me,” he added.

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Haris Rauf signed off after speaking on Corona VIrus and how he is trying to stay in shape indoors. He said, “This is a very tough time for all and my prayers are for everyone’s safety. For us sportsmen, who are used to staying outdoors, this is a difficult time. We need to stay fit and in shape by mostly staying indoors.  Manage to do exercises at home and some outdoor activities such as cycling. We  can be ready as much as we can be when the cricket starts again.”