New Delhi: Babar Azam-led Pakistan cricket team’s dream of making it to the ICC Men’s 2021 T20 World Cup finals was shattered after loss against the mighty Australians in the semi-finals of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 on Thursday.
Pakistan suffered a defeat due to poor performance of their bowlers. Pakistan’s Haris Rauf turned out to be the one of the most expensive bowlers in his team as he conceded 32 runs in three overs without taking any wickets. Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell too could not do much in batting and scored only seven runs off 10 balls.
After the Pakistan vs Australia semi-final match, a picture of Rauf and Maxwell went viral on social media, in which they can be seen exchanging their national team jerseys with each other. Maxwell and Rauf have played for Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League (BBL). The Pakistani speedster was part of the Melbourne Stars when Maxwell was the captain of that team.
Maxwell has also shared this picture on his Instagram. “I’m so proud of how far this young man has come! What he has done for the @starsbbl and Pakistan cricket has been extraordinary! He is a fine human and a great teammate, and someone who I will always treasure as a friend. You are a superstar Haris Rauf,” Maxwell wrote in the caption of his post.
Melbourne Stars too posted a picture of these two cricketers via their official Twitter handle, in which they are exchanging their national team jerseys from each other in the hotel.