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T20 World Cup 2021: “You are a superstar” – Glenn Maxwell exchanges jersey with Haris Rauf, praises Pakistan speedster




Australian versatile Glenn Maxwell term Haris Rauf a ‘superstar’ in a post on social media showing him exchanging jerseys with a Pakistani fast bowler.

Pakistan lost to Australia by five goals in the second semifinal of the 2020 World Cup in Dubai on Thursday. Both Maxwell and Rauf had poor return results in the knockout clash. While Maxwell was fired for 7, Rauf received 32 in three overs.

While at opposing camps on Thursday, Maxwell and Rauf played together for the Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League (BBL). Sharing a picture with a Pakistani fast bowler on Instagram, Maxwell greeted Rauf and wrote:

“I am so proud of how far this young man has come! What he did for @starsbbl and Pakistani cricket is extraordinary! He is a good man and a great teammate, and someone I will always appreciate as a friend. You are a superstar @harisraufficial. ”

Although Rauf had a disappointing exit in the semi-final against Australia, he had an impressive overall T20 World Cup campaign in 2021. He won eight wickets in six games with a strike rate of 17.2 and an economy rate of 7.30.

As for Maxwell, he has yet to influence the T20 World Cup 2021 so far. He achieved the highest score of 18 and was fired three times for single-digit results.

Glenn Maxwell is unsure of availability for a tour of Pakistan

Meanwhile, Maxwell’s availability for a tour of Pakistan in March 2022 is uncertain as he will be getting married at about the same time. Earlier this week, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed that the Australians will visit Pakistan in the entire series next year. This trip will be the first Australian trip to that country since 1998.

Describing the development as excellent, Maxwell admitted he wasn’t sure if it would be available for the series. He told reporters:

“I think it’s great that we have a tour to get back there. I think I saw that it was 1998 when we were last there. Whether I’m going there or not probably depends on my fiancée because my wedding should be included for that time. So I’m probably not the right person to ask that question. “

Maxwell and pharmacist Vini Raman were engaged in March 2020. However, their wedding had to be postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions. He also dismissed thoughts of postponing the wedding again.