Apologize to Haris Rauf or face legal action: PCB chief tells fan in viral fight video

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Mohsin Naqvi has come to Hars Rauf’s defense after the fast bowler was seen getting into an altercation with a fan in the United States. Naqvi, in a strong statement on social media, said he condemned the incident and lashed out at the fan, who was accused of verbally abusing Haris Rauf.

The PCB chief urged the fan in question to apologize to Haris Rauf and threatened him with legal action if he failed to do so. Video of Haris Rauf losing his cool and almost coming to blows with the fan went viral on social media, sparking mixed reactions from the Pakistani cricket fraternity.

“We strongly condemn the appalling incident involving Haris Rauf. Such actions against our players are completely unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Those involved must immediately apologize to Haris Rauf, failing which we will take legal action against the person responsible.” Mohsin Naqvi said in a statement.

Haris Rauf was seen walking with his wife on a sidewalk when a fan interrupted him and appeared to ask for a photo. Moments later, Haris Rauf can be seen jumping across the sidewalk and arguing with the fan. Rauf and the furious fan almost came to blows before the two were separated by passers-by.


Haris Rauf notably explained his side of the story in a statement on social media, alleging that the fan had abused his family, which provoked an angry reaction from him.

“I decided not to talk about it on social media. But now that the video is out, I think it’s necessary to address the situation. As public figures, we are open to receiving all kinds of public comments. They have the right to support or criticize us However, when it comes to my parents and my family, I will not hesitate to react accordingly. people and their families, regardless of their profession,” Rauf said in a statement on X. Tuesday.


Haris Rauf’s teammate Shadab Khan also took to social media to condemn the fan’s behavior, urging them not to barge into the players’ personal space.

Pakistani pacers Hasan Ali and Junaid Khan also attacked the supporter, supporting Haris Rauf.

“Fans have the right to criticize us for our performances. We accept it and try to learn from it. It’s not OK to attack someone personally in the presence of their family, it’s unacceptable. How would you feel if someone attacked you personally while you were with your family? Shadab Khan said.

Pakistani players have been heavily criticized for their flop in the T20 World Cup. Captain Babar Azam faced criticism from former cricketers and fans as Pakistan failed to advance past the group stage of a men’s T20 World Cup for the first time since 2014.

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Akshay Ramesh

Published on:

June 18, 2024

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