Which bowler would like to lose a batsman’s catch fielder with his own ball? But for that, the bowler will sit on the fielder! That is what happened in Pakistan Super League (PSL) yesterday.
The incident was caused by Pakistan fast bowler Haris Rauf. The Lahore Calendars of Harris played against Peshawar Zalmi yesterday. Harris has sparked controversy by slapping his teammate Kamran Ghulam for missing a catch in the match.
However, even after such a controversial incident, Harris did not get any major punishment. Match referee Ali Naqvi called Harris after the match. But the match referee released Harris only after warning him.
The match between Lahore, which is at number two in the points table, and Peshawar, which is at number three, was to take place in the play-off qualifiers. Lahore would have played in the qualifiers if they had not lost by a big margin as they were far ahead in the run rate. In the end, Lahore lost the match in the Super Over, but confirmed the game in the qualifiers from two points.
Harris, who took 1 wicket for 36 runs in 4 overs with the ball in the match, got out with the first ball at bat without any run.
Harris lost his temper due to Kamran Ghulam’s catch miss
Harris lost his temper due to Kamran Ghulam’s catch missPhoto: Lahore Calendars
But Harris came to the discussion by writing his name in the debate even though he could not spread the light in that way. The second over of the match and the first over by Harris. Peshawar batted first and scored 6 runs in the first over. The second ball was caught. But Kamran could not catch the point. That’s why Harris’s mood is seventh!
Harris got the wicket after three balls in that over, but he could not understand the anger of Kamran for missing the catch. Harris slapped Kamran on the head when his teammates surrounded him in celebration of the wicket. Although many on social media were saying in support of Harris, this is not a real slap in the face, in fact, Harris has slapped in this way for the sake of ‘affectionate rule’.
The Pakistani fast bowler passed his teammate in PSL
Peshawar captain Wahab Riaz was run out on Kamran’s direct throw towards the end of the innings, but then Harris hugged Kamran. This time he tapped Kamran on the head. However, no one had a problem understanding that it was a pampering tap to apologize for the previous act.
According to Pakistani media, Harris told the referee at the end of the match that his slap on Kamran was not out of any malice, but out of affection. Whether that is the reason or not, the 26-year-old Pakistani fast bowler got a little over in this journey.