WATCH: Haris Rauf comes to bat without helmet, pads, gloves during BBL 13

The right-handed batter is representing Melbourne Stars

By Web Desk
December 23, 2023
Haris Rauf without wearing pads during BBL 13. — BBL

A hilarious occurrence took place during Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash League (BBL) 13th season when Pakistan’s pacer Haris Rauf rushed to the crease without putting his helmet, pads, or gloves on.

Rauf came to bat on the last ball of the first innings after Mark Steketee was run out at the non-strikers’ end. The 30-year-old pacer rushed to the field in fear of getting timed out.

When Rauf entered the field he didn’t have anything but he opted to put on gloves and helmet later on but left the pads out, mainly because that was the last ball of the innings and Haris didn’t need to face any ball.


The 30-year-old is playing with his countryman Usama Mir with the Stars and another former Pakistani player, Imad Wasim, will join them after Christmas to participate in the remaining matches.

It is worth mentioning that Melbourne Stars announced earlier that it has introduced a designated seating area called "Pakistan Bay" on level 1 of the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), an area that promises a unique and thrilling experience for cricket enthusiasts.

It also unveiled an exclusive membership called the "House of Rauf" for the BBL 13, which brings an unparalleled fan experience and allows fans to witness the exciting action live from "Pakistan Bay."

Melbourne Stars and the MCG aim to create a memorable experience for fans with the introduction of Pakistan Bay and the House of Rauf membership.

It must be noted that there were speculations that the 30-year-old would not be granted the No Objection Certificate (NOC) as he refused to play the three-match Test series against Australia.

Haris was under severe criticism from all sides after Chief Selector Wahab Raiz announced that he had decided to pull out of the Australia tour.