[Watch] 'Off The Field Things Are...' - Hafeez Drops Bombshell On Haris Rauf

image-lsvvf2jdHafeez (L) talking about Haris Rauf (X.com)

Pakistan's express pacers Shaheen Shah Afridi and Haris Rauf are having a difficult time in the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL) for their side, Lahore Qalandars, as they have only managed to pick a wicket apiece while going for runs in the two games played so far.

Former Pakistani cricketer and their director of cricket, Mohammad Hafeez, expressed his thoughts on two bowlers struggling with form. Speaking on the popular Pakistani sports show The Pavilion on A Sports, Hafeez took up Shaheen's case first and mentioned that he is bowling well.

However, he pointed out that the problem with left-armer is death bowling, as he has been leaking a lot of runs in the final few overs.

"I feel Shaheen is bowling right; the only thing is that he has not been able to pick wickets with new ball as some catches were dropped. The biggest concern with him is the last two overs; at that stage, his economy does not stay the same, and he leaks a lot of runs at the backend of the game,"

Coming to Haris' case, Hafeez had no hesitation in saying that he is not having a great time out in the middle, and it's more than his performances. He put up to notice that the off-field things that have happened to him quite recently, where PCB tore down his central contract for not showing enough commitment, are having an impact on the fast bowler.

Instead, his side, Lahore, should look at other options and provide Haris with adequate rest for some matches.

"Haris is struggling, I feel he is not the same Haris that we have all seen; he couldn't hit the area well, and his body isn't reacting well, according to the situation. If someone's having fatigue, it is nothing to do with one's body, it's your brain as a player. Some off-the-field things are damaging him big time. It will be very good for Lahore Qalandars if they provide Haris with a break and they pick the other best option available to them, which can also help Lahore Qalandars because their bowling, as of now, is a red zone area."

Regarding his performances, Haris recently went for 38 & 47 runs in the two games while picking just one wicket. His upcoming challenge would be against Multan Sultans when they face them on Wednesday evening in Multan.