During the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL) matches, Lahore Qalandars’ pacer Haris Rauf slapped his teammate Kamran Ghulam after he dropped a catch on his bowl. Video of the incident went viral in minutes but the speedster later hugged Ghulam during the match against Peshawar Zalmi in Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore.

It happened when Ghulam dropped Hazratullah Zazai at Haris Rauf’s full delivery on the leg side. However, Fawad Ahmed took a good catch to send Mohammad Haris back. While celebrating, Ghulam went towards Rauf for a hi-five and that was when the latter slapped him in frustration.

He, however, hugged him later.


Lahore Qalandars’ official social media account also posted a video of the two players hugging and having fun with each other.

Peshawar Zalmi won in the Super Over after the teams were tied on 158 runs. Shaheen Afridi’s unbeaten 39 off 20 deliveries, which included a last-ball six, had earlier helped Qalandars tie the game.

A report in Cricket Pakistan also said that, “Although no serious action was taken, Haris Rauf was let go after being given a warning.” Rauf finished the match with figures of 1/36 from his four overs.