Pakistani pacer Haris Rauf has quickly made a name for himself after joining Sydney Thunders for the 2020 edition of the Big Bash League.
The fast-bowler has already picked up 13 wickets and is currently the second-highest wicket-taker.
Today against Adelaide Strikers, Haris picked up a phenomenal hat-trick towards the end of their innings. He removed Matt Gilkes, Callum Ferguson and Daniel Sams in consecutive balls.
This was the second hat-trick of the day after T20 specialist Rashid Khan tore through the Sydney Sixers earlier in the day.
Here’s how Rauf managed to get his hat-trick:
An iconic BBL moment.
— KFC Big Bash League (@BBL) January 8, 2020
Rauf finished with figures of 3 for 23 off his four overs as the Thunder limped their way to 145-5 in their innings.
The pacer has quickly made a name for himself and many are labeling him as the next big thing for Pakistan. Rauf has already been praised by legendary fast-bowlers Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis.
Haris was criticized earlier for his ‘kill celebration’ and the spearhead has changed it to ‘adaab’ celebration now.
Changed celebrations this time, loved “adaab” style (greetings through palm)
— Ambreen Ilyas Athar (@ambreen_athar) January 8, 2020
Haris Rauf 🔥 #HatTrick why is he not playing for Pakistan?
— Daniel Alexander (@daniel86cricket) January 8, 2020
What a find for Melbourne stars
— Salman Khan (@__SALMAN1) January 8, 2020
— Osama HT (@TheOsamaHT) January 8, 2020
When he plays, he gets his name in news. Ladies and gentlemen, this time he is news after a hat-trick in Big Bash! HARIS RAUF YOU ARE A Super STAR💥💥💥 pic.twitter.com/jdWEJLWOfR
— zain salahuddin (@ZainSalahuddin) January 8, 2020