In a hilarious moment during the Melbourne Stars vs. Sydney Thunder match in BBL 13, Pakistani pacer Haris Rauf dashed to the crease without wearing his helmet, pads, or gloves.
Pakistani pacer Haris Rauf hurried onto the field on the last ball of the first innings after Mark Steketee was run out. The 30-year-old was anxious about facing a time-out and rushed to avoid it.
Initially, when Rauf joined, he didn’t have any gear but later chose to put on gloves and a helmet, leaving out the pads since he wouldn’t be facing a ball; it was the last ball of the innings.
The 30-year-old is currently playing alongside fellow Pakistani Usama Mir for the Stars, with former Pakistani player Imad Wasim set to join them post-Christmas for the upcoming matches.
Melbourne Stars recently introduced a special seating area called “Pakistan Bay” at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), promising an exclusive experience for cricket fans.
Additionally, they launched the “House of Rauf” membership for BBL 13, offering an unmatched fan experience, allowing supporters to witness live action from “Pakistan Bay.”
The Stars and MCG aim to create unforgettable moments for fans with the introduction of Pakistan Bay and the House of Rauf membership.
However, there were prior speculations about Rauf not receiving the No Objection Certificate (NOC) due to his refusal to participate in the three-match Test series against Australia. Criticism arose after Chief Selector Wahab Raiz announced Rauf’s decision to pull out of the Australia tour.