Rauf dismissed Afridi for a golden duck during a crucial stage of the match which helped their side register victory.

“It was a great and unplayable yorker Haris very well bowled! Please bowl slow to me next time. Congratulations to Qalandars for final berth. Look forward to an exciting match tomorrow. Thank you Sultans fans for supporting us throughout the season,” said Afridi.

Meanwhile, Rauf, who seemed to apologise to Afridi after taking the wicket, also opened up on why he displayed such a gesture.

“I am usually much more aggressive after taking a wicket but when I dismissed Shahid bhai yesterday, it was different,” said Rauf while talking to ESPNcricinfo. “He is a Pakistani superstar. He has performed exceptionally and won many games for Pakistan. So it was important that I show him some respect.”

“I didn’t really apologies to him. I just had to give him some respect and that was my style of doing it. For all that he has done for Pakistan, I have a lot of respect for him in my heart and that was my way of expressing it,” he added.

On the other hand, social media is loving his gesture of huge respect for the legendary Shahid Afridi. Fans are over the moon.