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WATCH: Babar Azam wicket off ‘bucket list’, up next Virat Kohli for Haris Rauf

VideosWATCH: Babar Azam wicket off 'bucket list', up next Virat Kohli for Haris Rauf

Srinagar: The Pakistan speedster Haris Rauf wish of completing his ‘bucket list’ is getting fulfilled after the pacer got the wicket of Babar Azam on Tuesday and next in line is Virat Kohli.

Haris Rauf took two wickets on Tuesday for Lahore Qalandars against Peshawar Zalmi. Rauf recorded figures of 2/35 as Peshawar were all out for 207 runs despite Rauf’s efforts and Shaheen Afridi taking four wickets.

His first wicket of the match was of Peshawar captain Babar Azam. 

This marked the first time that Rauf got the wicket of Babar Azam, who is also his captain in the Pakistan cricket team. Rauf had said earlier that Babar’s wicket is among those he wishes to take in his “bucket list” and this also includes former India captain Virat Kohli.

In a video shared by Lahore Qalandars on Twitter in February, Rauf was seen having an amusing conversation with Babar, where he stated that he wanted to dismiss the Pakistan batter and Kohli. “No matter what happens. I just need to take your wicket! Only Kohli and you are the exception right now. Williamson was saved from slip twice. But I have these 3-4 players, in my mind”, Haris told Babar.

Reacting to Rauf’s words, Babar had a hilarious reply. He said, “But you already got me in practice sessions. Why don’t you consider those?” Rauf, who began to laugh, replied, “No. I need your wicket in the match.”

“Anyone who knows cricket knows what sort of a player he is. He has played that shot now; I don’t think he can do that again. Such shots are quite rare, you can’t hit them again and again. His timing was perfect and it went for a six,” Harif had said on the show ‘Hasna Mana Hai’ back in December.

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