Anurag Singh ∙ Feb 24 2022, 3:08 PM | 2 Min Read

Haris Rauf reprimanded after slapgate controversy

The 30th match of the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL) season was rocked by controversy as Haris Rauf angrily slapped his teammate Kamran Ghulam.

For his violent behaviour, Rauf has reportedly been reprimanded and luckily avoided a penalty. A source close to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) informed that the incident was not reported to the match referee Ali Naqvi by either of the umpires and no sanctions were laid on the pacer.

During the clash between Lahore Qalandars and Peshawar Zalmi, a dropped catch off his bowling angered Rauf to an extreme extent as he shockingly slapped the fielder Ghulam. However, both the players sorted things out in the field and shared a hug as cameras captured their smiling faces.

The cricket fraternity rebuked Rauf for his disgraceful actions along with Lahore's skipper Shaheen Shah Afridi, who hoped that the 28-year-old takes his incident as a learning for the future.

"I don’t think it was an incident that should have happened in a match with the world watching, it doesn't leave a good impression even if Haris didn’t mean it," Afridi opined.

"I hope Haris learns from this incident because it was in bad taste and in future if he repeats it he will be in big trouble," he added.

Talking about the match, it went down to the wire as both the teams eventually fought it out in the super over. Lahore Qalandars only scored five runs in the six stipulated deliveries as Peshawar Zalmi achieved the target in two balls. 

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