The recent performance of Pakistan pacer Haris Rauf in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2023 has raised questions about the impact of early marriage on an athlete’s form. Rauf had a tough outing in his match against Rangpur Riders, giving away 42 runs in his four overs while picking up two wickets. In the last and the innings 19th over, Rauf was hit for 24 runs, which included three consecutive sixes by Iftikhar. However, Rauf had an impressive performance in his previous three overs, claiming two wickets at the expense of 18 runs.
This is not the first time Rauf has struggled since getting married on December 23rd. In the three-match ODI series against New Zealand at home, he also underperformed, and his form has been a concern for fans. Before his marriage, Rauf contested a test in England and picked no wicket but ended up giving away 78 runs.
This raise the question of whether athletes should marry this early in their careers, as it can potentially impact their form and performance on the field. The pressure and responsibilities that come with marriage can take a toll on an athlete’s mental and physical well-being. Additionally, the added stress and pressure of maintaining a balance between personal and professional life can affect an athlete’s focus and motivation.
It’s worth mentioning that this isn’t the first time an athlete has come across injuries during marriage, the example of Hasan Ali is a perfect one who too lost his form. However, it’s also important to note that every athlete is different and may handle the pressures of marriage differently.
As fans, we can only hope that Rauf will be able to bounce back and regain his form. But it’s clear that marriage can have a big impact on an athlete’s career and it’s something that should be considered carefully.