Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) newly-appointed chief selector Wahab Riaz criticised Haris Rauf throughout the squad announcement of Pakistan for the three-match Check tour of Australia beginning December 14 in Perth. Wahab claimed that Rauf pulled out on the final second and made himself unavailable for the tour after giving his “consent to play Check cricket for Pakistan.”
Wahab talked about that Mohammad Hafeez had additionally spoken to Rauf and guaranteed him that he wouldn’t be put underneath any type of stress to carry out however regardless of the peace of mind the right-arm tearaway quick bowler backed out citing workload points.
“We spoke to Haris Rauf for this tour,” Wahab mentioned. “Once we spoke to him two days in the past, he gave his consent to play Check cricket for Pakistan. However final night time he modified his thoughts, and now he does not need to be a part of this Check sequence. I am revealing this as a result of we ought to be sincere with officers, team-mates, and the general public. We spoke to Haris and he was frightened about his physique and health, in addition to his workload. Mohammad Hafeez and I sat with him and tried to facilitate him in each method. We informed him even when he did not carry out nicely there, we might settle for it,” mentioned Wahab throughout the press convention.
“Our physio spoke to him and mentioned he would not anticipate any concern or harm. In fact there’s fatigue, however we have been positive we might have managed that very nicely. However he pulled out on the final second and he made himself unavailable. I feel it will harm Pakistan cricket,” Wahab added.
Wahab additionally claimed that the choice committee wasn’t demanding “greater than 10-12 overs a day” from Rauf however nonetheless, the 30-year-old pacer did not take heed to the choice committee or Mohammad Hafeez, who’s the newly-appointed staff director and can function the top coach throughout the Australia sequence and New Zealand sequence.
“We view Haris Rauf as an affect bowler. We weren’t demanding greater than 10-12 overs a day. The one concern is if you say you are accessible for Pakistan, particularly at a time when our three predominant high-pace bowlers, who can bowl over 140 [kph] apart from Haris are unavailable. In some unspecified time in the future, it is advisable sacrifice to play to your nation. Haris was dedicated to us, and pulled out after two days,” Wahab concluded.
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