Srinagar: Amid a lot of criticism surrounding Pakistan skipper Babar Azam, pacer Haris Rauf has made a huge remark regarding the star batter in the ongoing PSL 2023.
After batter Shan Masood claimed that players are ready to ‘give their lives’ for the all-format captain of Pakistan men’s cricket team, Haris has made another huge remark.
“I strongly believe that the improvement in my performance is all because of Babar Azam. We played really good and exciting cricket in the last two years. In this period, we emerged as a good unit, especially in white-ball cricket, and the credit goes to our skipper Babar Azam, who trusted the abilities of players, which ultimately gave us the confidence,” Haris Rauf told Dawn.
Rauf made his international debut under the leadership of Babar in 2020. Pacer Rauf has played 1 Test, 18 One Day Internationals (ODIs) and 57 T20Is for Pakistan.
Rauf was a part of the Babar-led side that made it to the final of the ICC World T20 2022 in Australia. Rauf also praised Shaheen Shah Afridi, who is leading the Lahore Qalandars franchise in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2023. Rauf and Afridi are spearheading the pace attack of the Lahore-based franchise at the T20 tournament.
“Shaheen Shah Afridi is a great support from the other end, he said. “We have a very strong bond, and it helps me to keep enhancing my bowling skills,” the pacer added.