Pakistan Pacer Wahab Riaz has announced his retirement from international cricket ahead of the 2023 Asia Cup through his social media.
- On August 16, 2023, Pakistan’s Wahab Riaz retired from international cricket before the 2023 Asia Cup.
- Aged 38, Riaz played a vital role in Pakistan’s team, renowned for his pace bowling and clutch performances.
- His cricket career comprised 91 ODIs, 27 Tests, and 36 T20Is, securing 120, 83, and 34 wickets respectively.
- The decision to retire was made after thorough contemplation, with Riaz desiring to prioritize his family and business.
- He expressed the intention to create opportunities for young players to represent Pakistan.
- Riaz’s departure leaves a significant void in Pakistan’s bowling lineup, given his experience and reliability.
- The team possesses emerging talented bowlers and aims to overcome Riaz’s absence with their skills and dedication.
Wahab Riazin uratilastot:
- Test cricket: 27 matches, 83 runs, best: 5/63, average: 34.51, economy: 3.42
- ODI Cricket: 91 Matches, 120 Scores, Best: 5/46, Average: 34.31, Economy: 5.71
- T20I Cricket: 36 Matches, 34 Scores, Best: 3/18, Average: 28.56, Economy: 8.21
Some career statistics of Wahab Riaz:
- ODI Debut: 2 February 2008 vs Zimbabwe at Sheikhupura
- T20I Debut: 20 April 2008 vs Bangladesh in Karachi
- Test debut: 18.-21. August 2010 against England at The Oval
- Only Pakistani bowler to take a hat-trick in T20Is: vs Sri Lanka 16 Feb 2012.
- Only Pakistani bowler to take five wickets in all international cricket: 5/63 in Tests, 5/46 in ODIs and 5/18 in T20Is.
- Cricketer of the Year: PCB in 2015.
- Most valuable player: Pakistan Super League in 2016.
- Emerging Player of the Year Candidate: ICC in 2011.