Srinagar: Pakistan pacer Haris Rauf had a great day in Big Bash League on Thursday, but also had to endure an unbelievable six from batter Nikhil Chaudhary in a match between Hobart Hurricanes and Melbourne Stars at Bellerive Oval.
Nikhil Chaudhary who hails from Punjab, India smashed six againt Haris Rauf in the 17th over of Hobart Hurricanes’ inning.
Pakistan pacer bowled a full-length ball outside off. Chaudhary gave himself enough room to slice it over deep backward point. The bowler looked stunned by the unbelievable hit.
However, Haris Rauf had the last laugh as Chaudhary was caught by Joel Paris at mid-off in the same over.
Chaudhary scored 32 runs off 16 balls at a strike rate of 200, including two maximums and three boundaries.
Like Unmukt Chand, Nikhil Chaudhary is among the few Indian cricketers to play in the Australian T20 league. The all-rounder shifted to Brisbane after 14 appearances, including two List-A games, for Punjab.
“The part-time off-spinner last played for Punjab in 2019. Hobart Hurricanes recognized Chaudhary’s potential and recruited him for the ongoing BBL season.As per the BCCI rules, no Indian cricketers can take part in overseas leagues until they retire from Indian cricket and complete a one-year cooling-off period,” SportsKeeda reported.
Hobart Hurricanes set 156-run target for Melbourne Stars in BBL clash. Melbourne Stars captain Glenn Maxwell and Haris Rauf bagged three wickets apiece, while Joel Paris, Imad Wasim, and Usama Mir bagged three wickets apiece.