Pakistan fast bowler Haris Rauf has made a name for himself in the ongoing season of the Big Bash League and his brilliant show for Melbourne Stars has strengthened his chances of a national team call-up.
However, during the match against Sydney Thunder, he claimed his tenth wicket in three matches but the resultant celebration drew ire from a number of cricket fans.
The fast bowler castled Daniel Sams and then followed it up with a ‘throat-slashing’ celebration which has been the cause of anger for a number of users on Twitter.
Extra Pace.. Haris Rauf will select himself for World Cup T20 2020 later this year inAustrailia.. He is so good to watch on Austrailian Decks :)— Hamza Mirza Official (@newsarenapress) January 2, 2020
Here are some of the reactions on Twitter -
Not sure we need the throat cutting gesture from Harris Rauf everytime he takes a wicket. Clearly a very good bowler but the post wicket antics are over the top. Who’s with me?— Darryl Brohman (@therealbigmarn) January 2, 2020
Former Australian rugby league player Darryl Brohman was among those who condemned the celebration. "Not sure we need the throat cutting gesture from Harris Rauf everytime he takes a wicket. Clearly a very good bowler but the post wicket antics are over the top," he tweeted.