In a remarkable achievement, Pakistan’s pace sensation, Haris Rauf, has now joined the elite ranks of fast bowlers by equalling Waqar Younis as the third-fastest Pakistani to claim 50 ODI wickets.
Rauf accomplished this milestone in just 27 matches, a testament to his exceptional talent and growing prowess on the international stage. His dismissal of the young right-handed batter, Towhid Hridoy, in Pakistan’s Asia Cup Super 4 opening match was a significant moment in his career.
While Hasan Ali holds the record for the fastest 50 ODI wickets for Pakistan, achieved in a mere 24 matches, and Shaheen Shah Afridi reached the mark in 25 matches, Rauf’s achievement is still a remarkable feat.
His performance against Bangladesh, where he secured four wickets for just 19 runs, played a pivotal role in Pakistan’s convincing seven-wicket victory. Paired with Naseem Shah’s three wickets for 34 runs, they dismantled the Bangladeshi batting lineup, allowing Pakistan to comfortably chase down the target.
Haris Rauf’s rise in international cricket continues to be a source of pride for Pakistan’s cricketing fraternity. His rapid ascent in ODI cricket, equaling the likes of Waqar Younis, demonstrates his immense potential and promises well for Pakistan’s fast-bowling future.