Haris Rauf mesmerises fans with searing pace, new celebration

Pacer’s throat-slitting gesture celebrations in his last match had sparked outrage among fans

Haris Rauf mesmerises fans with searing pace, new celebration PHOTO: BBL/Twitter

Pakistan's fast-bowler Haris Rauf, who grabbed headlines with his hat-trick against Sydney Thunder on Wednesday, mesmerised fans with his searing pace and new wicket-taking celebrations.

Last week, Rauf’s throat-slitting gesture celebrations in the ongoing Big Bash League (BBL) had sparked outrage among fans, which led to and apology from the pacer.

WATCH: Haris Rauf lights up BBL with hat-trick

However, the controversy didn’t tame Rauf’s excitement after taking a wicket, as he made a new gesture, commonly referred to as ‘Adaab’ in Pakistan, during his celebrations today.


hahaha i love his new style of celebrating wicket .... he has starting using ''Adaab'' as a wicket celebration .....

— Chatha Saab (@VilakhanChatha) January 8, 2020

throat slit k baadh adaaab wali celebration im loving this

— ℳ.ℳ (@TonkeePonkee) January 8, 2020

Rauf has modified his celebration

— Rick Eyre on cricket (@rickeyrecricket) January 8, 2020

Haris Rauf with a trenchant critique of Bollywood's insistence on showing all Pakistanis as saying adaab. His own identity as another Pakistani stereotype, the came-out-of-nowhere-fast-bowling-phenom adds a further layer of irony. Art.

— Ahmer Naqvi (@karachikhatmal) January 8, 2020


If Rauf’s celebrations were not enough to amuse the fans, they were taken by another surprise as one of the pacer’s delivery clocked at an impressive 151.3 km/h. 


Haris Rauf serious business
151.3km/h #HarisRauf #BBL2019

— Rana Noman SAleem (@Rana777Noman) January 8, 2020

Haris Rauf just bowling 151.3 Km/h for fun with a small run-up. #BBL09

— Muneeb🇵🇰 (@IamMuneebLali) January 8, 2020

Haris Rauf 151.5 kmh....
He was playing club cricket lol

— Pauly (@maxii30) January 8, 2020

Haris Rauf bowling GAS!!!!
151.3 kph#BBL09

— Manish 🏏 (@IManish311) January 8, 2020