Lahoreâ€“ 6th October, 2017: Rawalpindi Express, worldâ€™s fastest and most fearsome bowler Shoaib Akhtar joined Lahore Qalandars as a mentor. Chairman, Lahore Qalandars Fawad Rana announced and introduced Shoaib as the new acquisition of Qalandars at a Press Conference in Gaddafi Stadium alongside a panel which included Director Cricket, Aqib Javed, C.E.O Lahore Qalandars Atif Rana and the new fast bowling prodigy Haris Rauf who was spotted bowling at a speed of 92mph during the talent hunt in Gujranwala.
Haris Rauf has signed a 10 year contract with Lahore Qalandars as he will be a part of the Qalandars squad which will play a tri series in Australia against Sydney Thunder, Sydney Sixers and Hobart Hurricane.
â€œIâ€™m honored and privileged to be a part of Qalandars. Extremely excited and thrilled. Haris is from Pindi and he is the find of Aqib Javed. Aqib knows a talent when he sees one.â€� stated Shoaib at the press conference.
â€œI was honoured when Shoaib told me that he will mentor Haris Rauf and join us at Qalandars. He is a legend of the game, the worldâ€™s fastest bowler and a Qalandar himselfâ€� exclaimed an excited Fawad Rana.