Haris Rauf: Pakistani bowler does not feel sorry for hitting sixes from Virat, said - would have felt bad if hardik or karthik had hit
Talking about the India-Pakistan match, Haris Rauf said that he has no regrets about being hit for sixes by Virat Kohli. However, if dinesh karthik or hardik pandya had hit sixes instead of Virat, he would have felt bad.
In the t20 world cup 2022, the indian team had to face a crushing defeat by 10 wickets in the semi-finals. After the defeat in this match, there was a lot of criticism of the indian team, but for virat kohli this world cup was fantastic. kohli was the highest run-scorer in the tournament. In this tournament, in India's very first match, Virat played an amazing inning against Pakistan. In this match, four wickets fell very quickly to the indian team. After this, India's defeat was almost certain, but kohli brought back india by sharing a seven-century partnership with Hardik.
After this, hardik was not able to play big shots, then kohli also finished the match. During this, he snatched the match from pakistan by hitting Pakistani fast bowler Haris Rauf for two consecutive sixes under pressure. india needed 28 runs in the last eight balls to win and kohli snatched the match from pakistan by hitting two sixes in two balls of Rauf. During this, virat kohli played such a shot, which everyone was surprised to see. His two sixes on Haris Rauf have been the talk of the town even after the tournament was over. Now Haris Rauf himself has broken his silence on this.
Haris Rauf says that he has no regrets about hitting sixes from Virat. Had hardik pandya and dinesh karthik hit sixes on his balls, he would have felt more pain. According to Rauf, except virat kohli, no player in world cricket could hit him for two consecutive sixes.
Haris Rauf said, "That was his class and the kind of shots he plays, and the two sixes he hit, I don't think any other player could have hit that kind of shots. If dinesh karthik or hardik pandya had given me that If he had hit me like that, I would have been hurt, but he was kohli and he is from a different class. I had no idea that he (Kohli) could hit me on the front with that length. So when he hit that shot, That was his class. My plan was fine but that shot was a different class."
Rauf further said, "Look, india needed 31 runs in the last 12 balls. I gave away only three runs in four balls. I knew Nawaz was going to bowl the last over, he is a spinner and I had given at least three runs for him." Tried to leave less than four boundaries and wanted to leave more than 20 runs for him. 28 runs were needed from the last eight balls, I bowled three slower balls and he was deceived. I bowled only one faster ball out of four. Because the boundaries on the side of the ground were big."
Talking about virat kohli, Rauf said "I was playing grade one club cricket in Sydney and I bowled to the indian team. virat kohli, KL Rahul, and ravi shastri, always met me very warmly. In fact, During the world cup, ravi shastri told me that he was very happy to see my success and transformation. kohli was also very appreciative. He told me that you bowled in our nets and now it is good to see that you are playing at the international level. Do you perform well?