#Melbourne: His rise in Pakistan cricket is quite astonishing. A few years ago, he used to get a chance in the team as a net bowler. One time Virat Kohli saw him said You will play in Pakistan jersey one day. Harris Roof still remembers that. Rohit Sharma’s India will start their campaign against Pakistan in the T20 World Cup on October 23.
Before that, the mercury of excitement began to rise. Harris Rauf shouted at the Rohits. Rauf played in the Big Bash T20 League in Australia for the Melbourne Stars. He said, if I give my best then the Indian batsmen will not be able to handle me easily.
Ahead of the T20 World Cup I am happy because the match is being played at the MCG. The MCG is my home ground as I play for the Melbourne Stars. I have an idea of what the conditions are like there. Accordingly, I have started preparing how to bowl against India.
The 28-year-old Rauf delivered several short pitches against India in the Asia Cup but did not get a wicket. Indian captain Rohit Sharma picked up the wicket in the Super Four match. He took a total of 8 wickets in the Asia Cup. I didn’t feel much pressure in the two matches of the Asia Cup. Why not, I was determined to give my best.
Rauf feels that it is natural for India vs Pakistan to have tension. But as a cricketer, he prefers to keep himself away from this excitement. Taking too much tension will affect the performance. Rauf feels India are a formidable batting force.
There are some of the best batsmen in the world. But it will not be easy for the Indian batting line-up to handle him. Apart from this, two other pacers Hasnain and Nasim Shah will also be eager to prove themselves, says Rauf.