In the intense showdown between India and Pakistan during the Asia Cup, cricket fans on Twitter were left buzzing with excitement as they witnessed an extraordinary and somewhat controversial moment. Haris Rauf, the talented Pakistani fast bowler, unleashed an ultra-aggressive send-off to Indian batter Ishan Kishan after dismissing him, a celebration that sparked a lot of attention and conversation on social media.
The match had seen its fair share of ups and downs, with India initially stumbling by losing four early wickets. However, the team managed to recover thanks to a remarkable partnership between Ishan Kishan and Hardik Pandya. Together, they forged a record-breaking partnership of 138 runs for the fifth wicket, offering India a glimmer of hope.
However, the turning point came when Haris Rauf, known for his fiery pace and aggression, delivered a short-pitched ball that caught Kishan off guard. Attempting a pull shot, Kishan mistimed the ball, making contact with the lower part of his bat. The result was a high, looping ball that found its way into the waiting hands of Babar Azam at mid-on.
What set this moment apart was Rauf’s exuberant and unconventional celebration. In a show of sheer passion and emotion, he pointed his finger towards the pavilion, essentially directing Kishan to make his way back to the dressing room. This animated send-off caught the attention of cricket enthusiasts and pundits alike, quickly becoming a hot topic of discussion on social media platforms.
It was indeed quite a send-off, and opinions were divided as to whether it added excitement and intensity to the game or if it crossed the line into unsportsmanlike conduct. Regardless of where one stood on the matter, there was no denying that Haris Rauf’s emotional celebration had injected an extra layer of drama into an already high-stakes match, leaving cricket fans talking about it long after the game had ended.
Watch Haris Rauf’s Fiery Send-Off to Ishan Kishan Video
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— amara. (@r__aymara) September 2, 2023
36th over: Haris Rauf gave quite an ugly send-off to Ishan Kishan after dismissing him.
40th over: Hardik Pandya smashed 3 boundaries, thrashing Rauf to all parts of the field. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/gSTeTd0Mmv
— leisha (@katyxkohli17) September 2, 2023
Haris Rauf gave a send-off to Ishan Kishan
— Utsav 💔 (@utsav__45) September 2, 2023
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