Tennis ball street cricket is producing excellent talent – Which Pakistan player said this?

Ramiz Raja believes that tennis ball street cricket is producing extremely talented players in Pakistan cricket

Ramiz Raja: “Haris Rauf is yet another amazing Pakistan fast bowling story of how [the] streets of the country are throwing up great talent via tennis ball street cricket”

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Former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja believes that tennis ball street cricket is producing incredibly talented players in the country.

Using pace bowler Haris Rauf as an example, Ramiz called on the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to “officially acknowledge this unorthodox system”.

“Haris Rauf is yet another amazing Pakistan fast bowling story of how [the] streets of the country are throwing up great talent via tennis ball street cricket. Time to officially acknowledge this unorthodox system. Want tennis ball bowling to feature in cricket academy curriculum,” Ramiz said on Twitter.

His comments come after Rauf took a hat-trick in the Melbourne Stars’ six-wicket win over the Sydney Thunder on Wednesday.

Rauf, who was named Man of the Match, dismissed Matthew Gilkes, captain Callum Ferguson and Daniel Sams to finish with figures of 3-23 off his four overs.

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Rauf’s hat-trick was the latest chapter in his dream run in the BBL.

In his BBL debut against the Brisbane Heat, which the Stars won by 22 runs, Rauf took figures of 2-20 off his four overs, which included a wicket off his very first ball.

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He followed that up with a five-wicket haul in the Melbourne Stars’ 52-run win over the Hobart Hurricanes.

Rauf dismissed Hurricanes captain Ben McDermott, Macalister Wright, Thomas Rogers, Qais Ahmad and Nathan Ellis to finish with figures of 5-27 off his four overs.

In the following match against the Thunder, he dismissed Ferguson, Sams and Alex Ross to finish with figures of 3-24 off his four overs.

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