Wahab Riaz, a fast bowler for Pakistan, has announced his retirement from international cricket, bringing an end to a career spanning 15 years for his country. Despite this, he plans to continue playing cricket for a franchise.
Wahab represented Pakistan in 27 tests, 91 one-day internationals, and 36 Twenty20 internationals during the course of his career, with his final appearance coming in 2020. He took 83 wickets in tests, averaging 34.50 runs per game, 120 in one-day internationals, averaging 34.30 runs per game, and 34 in twenty-20 internationals, averaging 28.55 runs per game. In the most recent season of the Pakistan Super League (2023), he played for Peshawar Zalmi.
Wahab has been active in politics as of late, having been given the role of interim sports minister for the province of Punjab in January of this year.
Wahab Riaz Retirement From International Cricket
In a press release, Wahab stated, “I have been speaking about my retirement plans for the past two years, that 2023 is my target to retire from International cricket, and I feel comfortable now more than ever that I have served my country and National team to the best that I could have.” “I have been speaking about my retirement plans for the past two years, that 2023 is my target to retire from International cricket,” “To have had the opportunity to represent Pakistan on the world scene has been both an honor and a privilege.
As I say goodbye to this chapter, I am excited to begin a new journey in franchise cricket, where I want to amuse and inspire audiences while competing against some of the top talents in the world.
Wahab’s decision to step away from international competition demonstrates how much he believes in Pakistan’s emerging crop of cricketing ability. He is certain that his nation will maintain its standing as a leader in the world of fast bowling, which will afford him the opportunity to focus on the exciting challenges that are presented by franchise cricket.
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