Wahab Riaz Bids Farewell to International Cricket
Wahab Riaz, a pace bowler for Pakistan, has announced his desire to stop playing for his nation in international cricket. He will still play franchise cricket in a variety of international tournaments, though.
The talented left-arm fast bowler last competed for Pakistan in December 2020 at the age of 38. In his remarkable international career, Wahab Riaz competed in the 2011, 2015, and 2019 ODI World Cups. A total of 237 international wickets marked the end of his extraordinary voyage, which included 27 Test matches, 91 One Day Internationals (ODIs), and 36 Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is).”It has been an incredible honor to wear the Pakistan jersey and represent my country on the international stage,” Wahab said in a statement expressing his feelings. I’m looking forward to the next stage of my franchise cricket journey as I conclude this chapter. In contrast to some of the best players in the world of cricket, my goal is to enthrall and inspire audiences. A media release was used to make this declaration.
Wahab made his debut for Pakistan in a one-day international match against Zimbabwe in February 2008. His standout performances include a five-wicket haul in the semifinal match of the 2011 World Cup in Mohali against India and a scorching fast bowling stint against Shane Watson in the 2015 World Cup quarterfinal game in Adelaide against Australia.
Wahab decided to focus on limited-overs cricket in 2019 and took an indefinite vacation from red-ball cricket. He has now officially said goodbye to the international stage.
“I have been talking about my retirement plans for the past two years; my goal is to stop playing international cricket in 2023, and I feel more confident than ever that I have done the best I could to serve my country and National team.”