Haris Rauf goes to Harry Brook after his bouncer got stuck in the English batter’s helmet.© Twitter
Cricket matches often turn into fierce matches, especially when a fast bowler serves quick, angry deliveries. But even in the most competitive competitions, there are moments of sportsmanship that shine through and remind the world what sport is all about. During the third T20I between Pakistan and England in Karachi, Harry Brook was singing after the visitors had struck, but during his knock he was beaten on the helmet by a bouncer belonging to pacemaker Haris Rauf. It was a sharp, fast short delivery and it got stuck in Brook’s grill.
What followed was quite heartwarming, however, as Rauf immediately ran to the midfielder and wrapped his arms around him.
When Brook later took off his helmet, he was seen smiling and Rauf went back to check on him. Pakistani wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan also came over to Brook and the two, along with non-striker Ben Duckett, were all seen laughing.
“Caught in the Grid”
Brook gets a hug from Rauf after the sharp bouncer #PAKvENG | #UKSePK pic.twitter.com/UZRljMQt9C
— Pakistani cricket (@TheRealPCB) September 23, 2022
Brook, 23, played a stunning 81* knockout on just 35 deliveries to help England to a total of 221/3. He and Duckett (70* at 42) 139-run stand to blow the Pakistani bowlers away after debutant Will Jacks gave the visitors a strong start with his 22-ball 40.
Both Brook and Duckett scored their first T20I half century.
Mark Wood then struck three times as England narrowed Pakistan to 158/8 to book a 63-point win. With the win, England now have a 2-1 lead in a seven-game run.
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