PSL 2024: Big blow for Lahore Qalandars, star pacer Haris Rauf ruled out of tournament due to shoulder injury

The Lahore Qalandars are already struggling with a poor run of form in the ongoing edition of PSL, with four consecutive defeats to their name.

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Haris Rauf (File Photo: X)

Haris Rauf (File Photo: X)

In a recent piece of news for the fans of the Lahore Qalandars franchise in the ongoing PSL 2024, star pacer Haris Rauf has been ruled out of the remainder of the tournament. It the decision from the Lahore management came after the pacer sustained a shoulder injury when he landed on his shoulder in a very awkward fashion during the recent match against Karachi Kings.

Rauf sustained this injury in the last over of the second innings when the Karachi Kings were chasing the target of 176 runs. He ran for a catch of Hassan Ali and ended up hurting himself; however, the catch was declared valid later by the third umpire.

Furthermore, he was seen making his way out of the ground after his shoulder was dislocated during this successful catch-attempt to dismiss Hassan Ali.

“Haris Rauf, Pakistan and Lahore Qalandars' premier fast bowler will be unavailable for the remainder of the Pakistan Super League after suffering a dislocated shoulder during a narrow defeat against Karachi Kings last night,” read a statement from Lahore Qalandars through a media release.

Apart from the press release, the Qalandars also shared a post from their official X-handle (formerly Twitter).

“Haris Rauf is out of PSL with a shoulder dislocation. Wishing our star bowler a swift recovery during his 4-6 weeks of rest,” read the X-post shared by Lahore Qalandars.

Here’s a look at Lahore Qalandars’ X-post for Haris Rauf:

Speaking of the action of the 10th of the PSL 2024 between Lahore Qalandars and Karachi Kings, the Karachi skipper Shan Masood asked the hosts Lahore to bat first; batting first, Lahore posted a total of 175 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in the allotted 20 overs.

While chasing the target, the veteran Caribbean star Kieron Pollard played a match-defining knock of 58 runs off 33 balls, with one four and 5 sixes.

Eventually, the Kings won the match by a margin of 2 wickets and Lahore Qalandars faced their fourth consecutive defeat in the ongoing edition of the tournament.

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