In Colombo on Sunday, Pakistan managed to break India’s momentum with two quick wickets, following an impressive opening partnership of 121 runs. Rain interrupted the match when India was at 147/2 in the 25th over.
During this interruption, fast bowler Haris Rauf added some humor to the situation. Facing KL Rahul, Rauf bowled a fifth-ball delivery that hit Rahul high on his thigh as he misjudged the line. Rauf appealed vigorously to the umpire, even signaling an “out” with his own finger and urging captain Babar Azam to review the decision while confidently declaring, “out hai.”
Rauf claimed the ball had hit Rahul near the knee roll, which elicited a wry smile from Babar. However, after some awkward moments, Babar informed Rauf that his appeal was baseless, as the ball had struck Rahul higher.
Even Rahul couldn’t help but grin, understanding that the bowler’s emotions had clouded his judgment.
Twitter users quickly seized upon this comical incident, turning the bowler’s expressions into meme-worthy content.