Emerging fast bowler Haris Rauf wants to represent Pakistan in ICC Men’s T20 World cup in Australia after an exceptional performance for Melbourne Stars in the first two games of the Big Bash League (BBL) season 9.
Haris today picked up a five-wicket haul for just 27 runs against Hobart Hurricanes in Moe and is now the highest wicket-taker with seven wickets to his credit.
Haris talked at the post-match ceremony and expressed that his only dream is to represent Pakistan and he is ready to take on the challenge.
“The T20 World Cup is coming up in Australia and I’m trying to get fit for that,” he said. “I’m hoping to represent my country, Pakistan, on bigger levels. That’s my only dream, to play for my country,” he added.
Haris after the match won many hearts by signing the match ball and gifting it to a security guard. “I gave that ball to one of the Punjabi guys from India because when I arrived at the ground I told him I was from Pakistan, and that guy just cried and hugged me,” he included.
The 26-year-old was brought in the Stars’ squad in place of veteran Proteas pace bowler Dale Steyn.