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  • Lahore Qalandars’ Haris Rauf says he isn’t competing towards his teammate Shaheen Shah Afridi
  • Says whoever takes the utmost variety of wickets, it would in the end profit the workforce
  • Says he goals to make his workforce win; expresses gratitude to LQ platform for giving him a push for enjoying for nationwide squad

KARACHI: Lahore Qalandars’ fast-pace bowler Haris Rauf has mentioned that he’s not into any sort of “race” along with his teammate and fellow quick bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi to grow to be the main wicket-taker in PSL 2021.

Speaking completely to Geo Information on Thursday, the 27-year-old bowler mentioned that whoever takes probably the most wickets this season, the last word beneficiary could be Lahore Qalandars.

“I am not competing against Shaheen Afridi in the race for most wickets in the tournament. I was happy when he took more wickets than me last season to become the leading wicket-taker in PSL,” Haris mentioned.

Shaheen was the main wicket-taker within the final season of PSL however Haris ended the 12 months 2020 as the very best wicket-taker within the T20 format.

Haris says he desires to proceed along with his kind this 12 months as nicely.

“My target in PSL 6 is simple and that is to give my best, take as many wickets as possible and make my team win the Pakistan Super League,” he mentioned, sharing his goal.

Learn extra: Shahid Afridi guarantees ‘to not let followers down’ in PSL 2021

Recalling the heartbreaking closing match of the final season, Haris mentioned that his aspect had the momentum however was unlucky within the battle for the trophy towards Karachi Kings on the Nationwide Stadium. He, nonetheless, is hopeful of successful the title this time.

“We played the final last year but unfortunately lost to Karachi Kings. It was disappointing but we are back now and will continue with the momentum that we had. Most of the players are the same that were with us last year, they’re in good forms as well, which is a promising sign for our team. This time, we will try our best to win the tournament,” he mentioned.

Haris added that his workforce’s mixture is superb, and Rashid’s arrival has made the bowling even stronger. 

“This time, the PDP players are also very good, so the team looks in good shape and we will do well,” Haris said.

He also assured Qalandars’ fans that the team will continue to provide them with chances to celebrate the team and won’t let supporters down.

Replying to a question, Haris Rauf credited Lahore Qalandars for his journey from “oblivion to the limelight.”

“It is a dream-come-true journey from Qalandars’ PDP to the Pakistan team. It is a proud moment [for me]. Playing for Pakistan is what every cricketer in [the national squad] dreams of and it was possible only because of the first step I took from the platform of Lahore Qalandars,” he concluded.

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