In a statement, Pakistani pacer Haris Rauf reflects on the recent criticism he received for his performance in the recent Cricket World Cup.
Haris Rauf mentioned being criticized and ridiculed, with many on social media calling his removal from the 50-overs whiteball team.
However, his tone suggests a sense of hypocrisy in the current situation. Despite the earlier calls for his exclusion, there is now a sudden demand for him to play test cricket, which requires a different set of physical and mental preparations.
Few days back I was criticized and ridiculed for performing terribly in the worldcup, most of the social media experts wanted me to be dropped from the 50 overs white ball team but now suddenly they want me to play test cricket without any physical and mental preparation.… pic.twitter.com/jQcVSbUFsO
— Haris Rauff (@HarissRauf) November 22, 2023
Haris Rauf emphasizes that test cricket involves more than just bowling 10 to 12 overs per day, highlighting the need to stay on the field for 90 overs a day. He particularly expressed concern about the challenging conditions in Australia during December, where the weather is extremely hot.
Haris Rauf argues that their body has been consistently active for the past six months and could potentially break down under the demanding conditions of test cricket in Australia.
Furthermore, the individual points out the upcoming 5-match T20I series after the Australian tour, suggesting the importance of considering the overall schedule and workload management.
The statement implies a frustration with the inconsistency in expectations and decisions made by critics and fans.