Haris Rauf out of HBL PSL 9 due to injury

Haris Rauf out of HBL PSL 9 due to injury
Naeem Niazj
LAHORE, Feb 25 (APP):Ace Lahore Qalandars speedster Haris Rauf will not play any further part in the remainder of the HBL PSL 9 after suffering a dislocated shoulder against Karachi Kings at the Gaddafi Stadium the other night.
According to the Executive Director Media Lahore Qalandars Umar Farooq Kolson on Sunday, the medical panel has prescribed four to six weeks rest to Haris Rauf for full recovery and, thus, he will remain out of action during the six Qalandars fixtures in the HBL PSL 9.
Haris Rauf dislocated his shoulder while taking a spectacular catch at long off to dismiss Hasan Ali on the penultimate ball of the match which raised Lahore Qalandars chances to salvage a tie and push the match into a super over. The awkward fall had caused the injury to his left shoulder.
Haris Rauf emerged the most economical and successful bowler of the Lahore Qalandars attack and conceded 22 runs for two.wickets off his four overs.
Team Director Sameen Rana has said that Haris Rauf is an asset to the team and he was relieved that Haris did not sustain a major injury or a broken bone.
He said the team did not want to push the ace fast bowler into action as he is a national asset.
He assured the Lahore Qalandars fans that the team was determined and focused on delivering strong performances in the remaining PSL matches.
Captain Lahore Qalandars Shaheen Afridi said
 Haris’ injury is, indeed, a setback to the franchise, but he is also Pakistan’s main bowler, and with a lot of cricket coming up, a pragmatic approach was to give him maximum time to recover.
Afridi wished Haris a speedy recovery, adding that our thoughts and support are with him during this challenging time.
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