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Former Australia spinner Brad Hogg said Pakistan fast bowler Haris Rauf reminds him of Brett Lee and Shoaib Akhtar.
Lee, who played for Australia, and Akhtar, who represented Pakistan, are two of the quickest bowlers to have played the game.
“Once his ball hit the deck, I thought to myself that’s Brett Lee and Shoaib Akhtar all over again,” Hogg said on his YouTube channel as quoted by Cricket Pakistan.
Rauf has been on fire in the T20 World Cup as he began by taking figures of 1-25 off four overs in the 10-wicket win over India.
Pakistan’s win was a historic one as it was the first time they have beaten India in a World Cup game.
Rauf was given the Man of the Match award in his side’s five-wicket win over New Zealand after recording figures of 4-22 off four overs.
As for the match against Afghanistan, who Pakistan beat by five wickets, Rauf took 1-37.
In the most recent game against Namibia, which Pakistan won by 45 runs, he ended up with figures of 1-25.
Pakistan’s next game will be against Scotland on Sunday.
Pakistan T20 World Cup Squad: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan (vc), Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk), Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shoaib Malik
Pakistan T20 World Cup Reserves: Khushdil Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir