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Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell said Pakistan pace bowler Haris Rauf is an extraordinary superstar.
Rauf was in sensational form in the T20 World Cup as he took eight wickets in six matches at an average of 21 and an economy rate of 7.30.
As for the recent three-match T20 series against Bangladesh, the 28-year-old claimed two wickets at an average of 39 and an economy rate of 7.09.
Maxwell, who plays alongside Rauf for the Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League (BBL), said he is so impressed with how far the talented speedster has come in such a short period of time.
“I’m so proud of how far this young man has come! What he has done for the Melbourne Stars and Pakistan cricket has been extraordinary!” Maxwell said on Instagram.
“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.”
Pakistan will now play two Tests against Bangladesh, with the series beginning on Friday.
Pakistan squad for Bangladesh Test series: Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Abdullah Shafique, Abid Ali, Azhar Ali, Bilal Asif, Faheem Ashraf, Fawad Alam, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Kamran Ghulam, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Nauman Ali, Sajid Khan, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wicketkeeper), Saud Shakeel, Shaheen Afridi, Zahid Mahmood