‘Playing County Cricket will help us in international cricket’ Haris Rauf

LEEDS: Pakistan’s right-arm speedster Haris Rauf shared his experience of playing the County Cricket in the United Kingdom and claimed it would help him in international cricket.

Haris, in an exclusive interview with this reporter here, commented on his participation in the county cricket and claimed that he gained valuable experience from playing in different conditions which would benefit him in the international matches.

“England tour was a wonderful experience. County cricket is a bit difficult but there is a lot to learn from this,” Haris stated.

“It is a bit challenging to control the Dukes ball here in these conditions but again I have learned a lot from this which will definitely help in international cricket,” he maintained.

Haris further opined regarding the next assignment with the Green Shirts against the West Indies in the scorching weather of Multan, claiming that being a professional cricketer, one has to be prepared for such challenges.

“Being professional cricketers, we have to be prepared for such challenges. We are playing for our country so we will give our best on the field regardless of the weather,” he concluded.

Shadab, on the other hand, also seconds Haris on his remarks regarding the challenge of playing against West Indies in the scorching heat of Multan by saying we would have to get used to it.

“There is no fear from the heat of Multan, no doubt it is hot but you have to get used to it,” Shadab stated.

Shadab further commented regarding his recovery from the injury and revealed he was under a lot of pressure before travelling here while claiming to be fully prepared for the forthcoming series.

“I was a little bit of under pressure when I came here. I played here after the PSL, my goal was to practice before the series and I am well prepared for it,” Shadab claimed.

“It was a rather difficult condition but I enjoyed it a lot. Our focus is on the West Indies series right now and we will try to play a good series,” he concluded.

It is pertinent to mention here that Shadab and Haris have departed from the UK after participating in the ongoing County season. The two cricketers will land in Pakistan today to participate in the recently commenced training camp for the home ODI series against the West Indies.

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