Pakistani pacer, Haris Rauf has enjoyed plenty of luck to have played three games for Melbourne Stars in the ongoing Big Bash League (BBL) and it seems he will get more game time as Dale Steyn bids farewell to his teammates.
— Melbourne Stars (@StarsBBL) January 5, 2020
The legendary fast bowler’s replacement, Pat Brown from England, has also sustained a slight back injury, which means that he is no longer available for the Stars. The injury potentially means that the Stars will most likely recall Haris Rauf, who has 10 wickets from just 3 games.
Rauf took to Twitter on Sunday to pay his respect to the legend, saying that he learned a lot from Steyn during his brief stint with the Stars.
It's an absolute honour and great pleasure for me to spent some quality time both in and off the field with the world class pacer @DaleSteyn62
A brilliant soul with true spirit of sportsmanship. Learned alot from him and capitalized it in the ground.
Huge Respect for Legend! pic.twitter.com/dsu41TxWQf
— Haris Rauf (@HarisRauf14) January 5, 2020
In response, Steyn had a piece of advice for the ‘machine’ bowler while wishing him luck for Wednesday’s game against Sydney Thunder.
You’re a machine Haris!!! Loved hanging with you bud, enjoy the G on Wednesday night, bowl fast and knock em over!
— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) January 6, 2020
While the response shows that Steyn is a gem of a person, it also implies that Rauf will be in for the next game. The Stars are yet to officially announce the replacement for Pat Brown, however, all Pakistanis have their eyes on the announcement, waiting for them to draft in the 26-year-old Lahore Qalandars’ bowler.