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Wahab Riaz retires from international cricket

By Real11 - Aug 16 2023 285 Views
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Wahab Riaz announces retirement from international cricket

Pakistan speedster Wahab Riaz has announced his retirement from international cricket , drawing curtains to a career that spanned for nearly 15 overs. He will, however, continue playing franchise cricket. 

Wahab represented Pakistan in 27 Tests, 91 ODIs and 36 T20Is and last donned the national jersey back in 2020. He took 83 wickets in Test Cricket at an average of 34.50, 120 in ODIs at 34.30, while in T20Is he had bagged 34 wickets at 28.55. He was most recently seen in action for Peshawar in Pakistan T20 League 2023. 

Having been appointed as the caretaker sports minister of the Punjab province in January this year, Wahab has been seen to be immensely involved in politics in recent times. 

I have been speaking about my retirement plans 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 said in a press statement. "It has been an honor 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."

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