ISLAMABAD: Pakistani fast bowler Haris Rauf on Tuesday made honourary Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) by the Islamabad Capital Territory Police.
A ceremony in this regard was arranged by the ICT in the federal capital. The star fast bowler was formally dressed in police uniform. IG Islamabad Dr Akbar Nasir Khan pinned honourary badges on the shoulder of Rauf.
Taking to Twitter, Haris Rauf expressed his feelings after being appointed the goodwill ambassador of capital police.
Haris wrote, “I’m truly honoured to be appointed as a goodwill ambassador of @ICT_Police and an even greater honour to be able to wear this uniform as our heroes who lay their lives in the line of duty!”
The ace fast bowler has been Pakistan’s leading wicket taker in T20 Internationals in last three years after he made his debut in Jan 2020.
He is known for bowling fast spells and he has grabbed 72 wickets in 57 matches so far and played an important role in Pakistan reaching the World Cup 2022 and Asia Cup 2022 finals. He has a good strike rate as he picks up wicket after every 17 balls.
It has become trend in Pakistan police that they appointed cricketers as goodwill ambassadors.
Earlier this year, another star bowler Naseem Shah was also appointed as goodwill ambassador of Balochistan Police. He was also appointed as an honourary Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP).
Balochistan IGP Abdul Khaliq Sheikh, Additional Chief Secretary (Home) and other high-ups graced the occasion.
Last year, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) police appointed fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi as their goodwill ambassador. He was awarded with the rank of honourary deputy superintendent of police (DSP). The event was held at the Malik Saad Shaheed Police Lines.