LQ pacer Haris Rauf gets warning for ‘slapping’ Kamran Ghulam

Published: 03:28 PM, 22 Feb, 2022
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Match referee Ali Naqvi Tuesday gave warning to Lahore Qalandars' Haris Rauf after the bowler ‘slapped’ Kamran Ghulam during the last group match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL7), reported 24NewsHD TV channel. 

Haris slapped his fellow cricketer when the later dropped a catch in the match against Peshawar Zalmi. The match referee asked Haris Rauf to be cautious in the future and apprised Haris about the spirit of the game. However, Harris Rauf described the matter as friendly, but the referee warned Harris and closed the matter without imposing any fine on the bowler.

The on-field umpires also did not lodge any complaint with the match referee in this regard as it was a matter of two players of the same team and therefore it was not considered serious.

Fielder Kamran Ghulam dropped Hazratullah Zazai's catch in the second over and later in the same over's fifth ball, Rauf got the wicket of Mohammad Haris (6), courtesy of Fawad Ahmed's catch.

When the team gathered to celebrate the catch, Rauf slapped Ghulam, who looked a bit surprised.

Later in the 17th over, Ghulam was able to run out Zalmi skipper Wahab Riaz (1). At this, Rauf came and hugged him.

Reporter Shehbaz Ali