Haris Rauf concedes over 500 runs in World Cup 2023
KOLKATA: (Web Desk) Pakistan’s pacer Haris Rauf etched his name in World Cup history. His achievement in the 2023 edition of the tournament seems to remain unchallenged for years to come as no bowler would aspire to surpass it.
In a surprising turn of events, during the match against England, Haris Rauf became the bowler to concede the most runs in a single edition of the World Cup. He has given away over 500 runs in this tournament, a record that is more ignominious than glorious for a bowler of his caliber.
To delve deeper into this record, it’s noteworthy that Rauf reached this dubious milestone over the course of 9 matches. Particularly in the match against England, he bowled only 5 overs but conceded over 40 runs. This performance highlights a concerning aspect of Rauf’s game in the 2023 World Cup.
While Rauf’s batting has been a revelation, his bowling has contrasted starkly. After Rauf, Shaheen Afridi has been Pakistan’s next most expensive bowler, conceding over 400 runs in 9 matches. These figures have been a significant factor in Pakistan’s struggles throughout the tournament.
Haris Rauf’s performance in the 2023 World Cup has been a tale of extremes. While his batting has been a delightful surprise, his bowling figures have been a cause for concern. This dichotomy in performance is a rare occurrence in cricket, making Rauf’s journey in this World Cup a unique and memorable one.