PSL 7: Rumman Raees reveals why he didn’t celebrate Shadab Khan’s wicket [Video]

Here's why Rumman Raees didn't celebrate Shadab Khan's wicket

Rumman Raees didn't celebrate Shadab Khan's wicket

The Pakistan Super League provided us with another nail-biting contest as Multan Sultans edged past the Islamabad United. In the eighth match of the tournament, the defending champions defeated the United by 20 runs.

Courtesy of some brilliant batting by Tim David, Rilee Rossouw and Shan Masood, Multan Sultans put a big total of 217/5 on the board.

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In response, Islamabad United lost their explosive opening batter Paul Stirling early in the chase.

Apart from Shadab Khan, none of United’s batters could do much against the Sultans’ bowlers. The Islamabad United skipper fought until the very end but failed to win the game for his team. He scored 91 off just 42 deliveries.

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Rumman Raees set an example of sportsmanship

The Multan Sultans bowler Rumman Raees set a great example of sportsmanship when he decided against celebrating the all-important wicket of Shadab Khan. The left-arm pacer was part of the Islamabad United during the first six editions.


Rumman is representing the defending PSL champions this year but he still has tons of respect for his former teammates. Talking to a local news channel, he revealed that he had decided not to celebrate any wicket of Islamabad United before the match.

“Today, I was against a team which kept me for six years. I started as [an] emerging player, got appointed vice captain, also led the side and then when I was injured and wasn’t playing, they stood by me and kept me as a bowling consultant and allowed me to continue rehab,” Rumman recalled.

“I had decided that whatever wicket I take, I won’t celebrate in respect. So, after taking’s Shadab’s wicket, I just rose my hands and refrained from traditional celebration,” he added.

What are your views on this? Share in the comments bar below. 

  • Respect for your Rooman. It is important that we do not forget our values when celebrating.

    You did the right thing and this shows that you come from a decent background.

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