Wahab Riaz, the 38-year-old left-arm fast bowler of the Pakistan Cricket Team, has announced his retirement from international cricket.
According to the details, Wahab Riaz made the announcement of retirement on his social media account. He said that after an incredible journey, he has decided to retire from international cricket. However, he said that he will continue his journey in the world of franchise cricket.
His tweet read, “🏏 Stepping off the international pitch 🌟 After an incredible journey, I’ve decided to retire from international cricket. Big thank you to PCB, my family, coaches, mentors, teammates, fans, and everyone who supported me. 🙏 Exciting times ahead in the world of franchise cricket! 🌐🏆”
During a press conference, the fast bowler explained the reasons for his retirement. He said that he still wants to play for Pakistan, but the fact is that it is not difficult, but impossible, I don’t have a place now, Pakistan has good fast bowlers. He said that the Pakistan cricket team has now good bowlers like Shaheen Afridi and others and he will not be able to play anymore for Pakistan.
The Caretaker Sports Minister Punjab further stated that this is not an emotional decision. I believe in reality and the reality is that I can’t play now, it should be a trend to have a farewell match policy for players, I have no regrets, and I always tried to give my hundred percent. I have a lot of achievements in the game, and I am proud of it, I started playing cricket in 2000, I had many dreams in life and one dream was to play for Pakistan, I got success, he added.
It is pertinent to mention here that Wahab Riaz played 27 Tests, 91 ODIs, and 36 T20Is for Pakistan over the course of his career. He claimed more than 200 wickets in international cricket.