Following a series of three consecutive losses, Pakistan managed to put an end to their losing streak with a dominant performance against Bangladesh in a low-scoring match in Kolkata in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.
Under the leadership of Babar Azam, the Pakistan cricket team is now gearing up for a crucial World Cup match against New Zealand in Bengaluru, that would decide the fate of both the teams in the run towards the semi-finals, that is a top 4 finish.
Meanwhile, amidst the preparations for this high-stakes clash, Haris Rauf, the talented fast bowler, has garnered significant admiration for a generous gesture. A viral video circulating on social media captured Rauf taking the initiative to clean up the Kolkata airport as he was departing for Bengaluru.
While his fellow teammates engaged in conversations, Rauf deemed it fitting to tidy his surroundings, responsibly disposing of plastic bottles and paper cups in the trash bin. This selfless act by the fast bowler created a sensation on the internet, earning him praises from cricket enthusiasts around the world.
Shifting the focus to his performance on the field, Rauf had a remarkable start to the World Cup with a sensational three-wicket haul against the Netherlands in the opening match. However, he faced a series of disappointing outings before finally regaining his form against Bangladesh, where he took two crucial wickets for just 36 runs. His outstanding performance in that game was a significant positive for Pakistan, who are set to take on New Zealand in Bengaluru on Saturday.