Wahab Riaz, Pakistan’s fast bowler, has announced his retirement from international cricket after a 15-year career for his country. He will, however, continue to play for a franchise. Wahab Riaz is most known for his over 200 international wickets over a phenomenal 15-year career with Pakistan. Wahab Riaz is poised to bring his skills and expertise to various cricketing leagues around the world, adding his signature brand of cricket to different franchises and captivating fans with his contributions on the field.
“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 I could have,” Wahab Riaz said in a press statement.
“It has been an honour and a privilege to represent Pakistan on the international stage. As I bid farewell to this chapter, I am thrilled to embark on a new adventure in franchise cricket, where I hope to entertain and inspire audiences while competing against some of the best talents in the world.”
Wahab Riaz’s full retirement statement here
Wahab Riaz’s illustrious international career covered 27 Tests, 91 ODIs, and 36 T20Is for Pakistan. He last appeared in the national colors in 2020. Throughout his journey, Wahab showcased his bowling prowess across formats, accumulating impressive statistics.
His contributions include taking 83 wickets in Test cricket at an average of 34.50. In the One Day International format, he gathered 120 wickets at an average of 34.30, while in T20Is, he amassed 34 wickets at an average of 28.55. He has recently played for Peshawar Zalmi in the PSL 2023.
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