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Pakistan cricketers limit public interactions in USA after Haris Rauf incident

This decision comes after Haris Rauf was involved in a heated altercation with a fan in the USA

Pakistan cricketers limit public interactions in USA after Haris Rauf incident PHOTO: AFP

Following an early exit from the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024, Pakistan's cricket team has decided to limit their public interactions in the United States after an incident involving fast bowler Haris Rauf and a fan.

According to a local media report, key players including Babar Azam, Shadab Khan, and Haris Rauf have significantly reduced their public appearances, choosing to only meet with individuals they know personally. 

This decision comes after Haris Rauf was involved in a heated altercation with a fan in the USA. 

Accompanied by his wife, Rauf appeared visibly furious and charged towards the fan despite efforts from those around him to intervene. The confrontation escalated as Rauf, undeterred by his wife and friends' attempts to hold him back, jumped over bushes to confront the fan face-to-face. 

During the incident, his footwear came off, but this did not stop him from continuing his approach. Despite attempts by his wife and an official to calm the situation, their efforts were unsuccessful. Eventually, the fan walked away, leaving the scene.