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The Pakistan fast bowler, Haris Rauf, has been ruled out of the remainder of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season after sustaining a shoulder dislocation, which could rule him out of action for four to six weeks. The 30-year-old sustained the injury while taking a catch for Lahore Qalandars against Karachi Kings at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.

Haris Rauf bowled a great spell in defence of the 175-run total for the Qalandars, picking up a key wicket of Shoaib Malik, conceding only 22 runs to keep his team in the contest against the Kings. But, in a tight finish, during the last over, Rauf took a tumbling catch of Hasan Ali while running in from a long-off region, but his first reaction was to throw the ball away instead of celebrating the vital wicket.

The replays showcased that after Haris Rauf completed the catch, his shoulder had a direct impact on the ground, prompting him to throw the ball away. The Pakistan fast bowler was immediately clutching at his shoulder in pain before the Lahore Qalandars medical staff took him off the field, following which he was spotted walking with a sling attached to his shoulder.

In a statement addressing the injury of Haris Rauf, Lahore Qalandars said, “The medical panel, after consultation, concluded that he needs four to six weeks to recover, forcing him to miss the PSL season.”

Moreover, the last ball of the PSL match saw Ahsan Hafeez score the single off the bowling of Mir Hamza to hand Karachi Kings a vital win, propelling them into the third spot in the league. On the other hand, this was the fourth straight loss for Lahore Qalandars to start the PSL 2024 season, which has put them firmly on the back foot in their bid to reach the knockouts.