Haris Rauf explained that he had decided on the gesture as Afridi was a senior player. Twitter photo
The lovely gesture and sportsman spirits of the right-arm fast bowler Haris Rauf won millions of cricket fans’ hearts during the second eliminator of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) between Lahore Qalandars and Multan Sultans.
Rauf apologised immediately to Shahid Afridi after dismissing the veteran batsman for a first-ball duck at National Stadium in Karachi on Sunday night.
Afridi, playing for the Multan Sultans, came into bat in the 14th over as they were chasing 183 to seal a spot in the final at the National Stadium.
However, the big-hitting all-rounder couldn't stay long at the crease as Rauf castled the former Pakistan skipper for a first ball duck with a beauty on the fifth ball of the over.
As soon as the in-swinging delivery sneaked through Afridi's legs and hit the stumps, the pacer was captured by cameras apologising to Afridi with folded hands.
"LALA I'M SORRY," the Twitter handle of PSL shared the video of the incident.
Later on, Rauf explained that he had decided on the gesture as Afridi was a senior player.
Rauf picked up three wickets for 30 as Qalandars won the match by 25 runs and set up a final showdown with Karachi Kings to be played on Tuesday.
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