This is often seen in the case of Australian or English cricketers. During the Ashes in England, some Australian players are busy in the county. With the Ashes underway on Australian soil, English players can be seen in the Big Bash.
Haris Rauf is also seen doing something similar. Pakistan is in Australia to play the Test series, while Pakistani fast bowler Haris is playing in the Big Bash.
But there is a slight difference, players from England or Australia do not get a place in the team and then choose something else. Pakistan’s other pacer Zaman Khan is also playing in Big Bash. But even after Harris was called into the team, he withdrew his name from the Test team citing fatigue.
This has been discussed before. Yesterday, Pakistan lost the series with one match in hand. After that, former captain Shahid Afridi once again got angry with Haris Rauf. There has been a lot of talk about the speed of the Pakistani pacers in the Test series. No pacer has ever bowled more than 140 km per hour on a regular basis.
Afridi is sorry about this. He wants the most dynamic bowler in the country, ‘I think Harris should have been part of the team instead of Big Bash. His speed in such conditions, he did very well. Perth and Australia would have enjoyed the wickets they gave here.’
On the one hand Haris is absent, on the other hand Shaheen Shah Afridi’s pace was also below mid-thirties. Many felt that the left-handed pacer might be playing with an injury. However, Shahid Afridi said that such doubts about his daughter-in-law are unfounded, ‘I never thought that Shaheen was injured. A fast bowler cannot play if he is injured. He knows how important it is for the team, what is his responsibility in the team.’
However, Afridi does not like the game depending on only a few players, ‘We expect a lot from the fast bowlers because they have done well in the past. Babar, Rizwan, Shaheen, have done so well in the past that we expect them to do well in every match. Catching up in cricket is challenging. ‘