Pakistan fast bowler Haris Rauf has had an incredible debut in County Cricket playing for Yorkshire. While playing against Kent at the Headingley Oval, Rauf bagged five wickets on his debut and claimed his last wicket with a beaming yorker to Nathan Gilchrist. So far three days of the Test match have been played where Kent trail by 162 runs in their second innings.
"This is a different environment, but they are helping me," Rauf
Addressing his debut for Yorkshire, Rauf talked about how the fans and organisation have welcomed him with open arms. Similarly, he also spoke about how his teammates and the captain have also helped him to get acclimatized to a new environment.
Rauf said, “It was a very exciting moment for me when I took the five wickets and the crowd were cheering. I was very happy to see this. This is a different environment, but they are helping me. The skipper is asking me how I am feeling all of the time. Harry Brook has also played with me in PSL (Pakistan Super League), and Dawid I have met before in international matches. “
I want to learn: Rauf
Rauf also opened up about how playing in England will be an amazing learning experience which will benefit him in the future. He said, “Everyone has been good to me, and I am enjoying it. County cricket is very hard, but I am trying my best for the team and to improve my skills. I want to learn. I have been told that if you come to county cricket, you will improve your bowling and it will help you a lot in international cricket. I have done a lot of bowling in the last two weeks, but it is good for me.”