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Haris Rauf breaks his silence after video of altercation with fan goes viral: 'When it comes to parents and family, he will not hesitate to respond' | Cricket News

After a video of him involved in a heated argument with a fan made the rounds on social media, Pakistani pacer Haris Rauf made a statement on the incident on X.

“I decided not to post this on social media, but now that the video is out, I feel it is necessary to address the situation,” Rauf wrote.

“As public figures, we are open to any kind of feedback from the public. They have the right to support or criticise us. However, when it comes to my parents and my family, I will not hesitate to respond accordingly. “It is important to show respect to people and their families, regardless of their profession,” he added.

In the clip that went viral, Rauf is seen walking alongside his wife when he collides with a group of people. Although the words they exchange cannot be heard in the video, they upset the passerby and cause him to rush towards one of the people.

Shaheen Shah Afridi also supported Rauf on his X-account.”It is absolutely scandalous how Haris Rauf was treated. No one has the right to belittle and disrespect another person. I am also shocked at those who shared this video. Why should a few likes be more important than our humanity? Stay strong, Haris“We stand united with you,” Afridi wrote.

Hasan Ali, who was not part of Pakistan's T20 World Cup squad, also took to social media and asked his fans to offer constructive criticism. “I saw a video about Harry (Haris Rauf) on the Internet. and I urge all my dearest cricket fans to remember that criticism can be constructive without being hurtful. Let us keep the debate respectful and considerate of the players' families. Let us promote love, peace and respect for the GAME. We all want to see Pakistan cricket rise,” Ali wrote.

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Rauf and the Pakistan national team have been under scrutiny following their early exit from the 2024 T20 World Cup following defeats to the USA and India in the group stages.

In his four matches at the World Cup, Rauf took seven wickets for Pakistan at an economy of 6.73 and was his team's joint-leading wicket-taker along with Mohammad Amir.

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First uploaded on: 18.06.2024 at 22:33 IST