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Haris Rauf Responds To Fan Spat After Pakistan’s T20 World Cup Exit
By CricShots - Jun 18, 2024 7:22 pm
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Pakistan’s ace pacer Haris Rauf found himself at the center of controversy after a heated altercation with a fan following the team’s early exit from the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024. A viral video captured the 30-year-old bowler aggressively confronting a fan, with his wife attempting to restrain him from escalating the situation further.

Haris Rauf
Haris Rauf engaged in a heated argument with a fan

The video quickly spread across social media platforms, prompting Rauf to issue a statement explaining his actions. He revealed that the fan had made derogatory remarks about his family, which triggered his reaction. Rauf emphasized that while he is open to professional criticism as a public figure, he draws the line when it comes to his family being targeted.

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“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 to support or criticize us. Nevertheless, when it comes to my parents 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,” Haris Rauf wrote on his X handle.

 

Supporting Rauf, former Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Hafeez underscored the importance of respecting the personal boundaries of cricketers. He reminded fans to differentiate between professional critique and personal attacks.

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“Fans should know how to respect the boundaries between personal and professional life of a cricketer. These are basic ethics and a humble request,” Mohammad Hafeez wrote.

Pakistan’s World Cup journey was marred by defeats against the USA and India, which severely hindered their chances of advancing to the Super Eights. Despite back-to-back wins against Canada and Ireland, it was insufficient to secure their progression. The disappointing performance has sparked numerous rumors about potential changes within the team, although neither the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) nor team management has made any official comments regarding these speculations.