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Breaking: Wahab Riaz Retires from Test Cricket

Amid speculations that a number of fast bowlers will follow Mohammad Amir’s retirement decision, another pacer has decided to quit Test cricket.

The 34-year-old left-arm fast bowler, Wahab Riaz has announced that he will no longer play the longest format of the game. Wahab is currently playing the Global T20 League in Canada and the decision, like Mohammad Amir, seems to be taken to prolong his limited-overs career.

Wahab has 83 Test wickets to his name in 27 matches with a career-best of 5/63.

According to the local media reports, the bowler will formally announce his retirement after returning to Pakistan, however, he has informed PCB Chairman, Ehsan Mani about his decision.

Earlier, Mohammad Amir faced plenty of criticism for his early retirement, which prompted the former and current players to take a dig at him for ‘setting a bad example’ and that it was ‘time to pay back to Pakistan cricket’ instead of retiring.

  • So a Bad example set by Amir is followed by other like minded stuff. It’s just to earn more money than playing for pride. Soon more test retirements can be announced. As a first & immediate mitigation measure, PCB should include only those cricketers in category A who play all three formats. As a 2nd step, a different category to be introduced for players who can only play ODIs/T20s with a visible lesser package.
    It’s immensely disheartening to see pakistani players are less do voted than other top ranked cricketing nations.

  • One should realize the difference between the retirement of a 34-year old and a 27-old year old. Wahab Riaz has always tried to give his hundred percent to the game. His record in test has been unimpressive and I think it is a good call.

  • Amir wahab Hafiz Malik Imad imam and some others been poor deletion they are black face of manhoos chief slecter inzamam. These nothing deliver to pak cricket.they must be fine large amount.pcb must not giving them Nov for T20 leaves.these must be banned for whole life in pak and abroad.being acricket fan I request to Imran khan please punish them..

  • I think he should not be criticized, because test cricket doesn’t support him. I am worried about Amir’s retirement.

  • PCB should make it mandatory that those nit playing test cricket and can be potentially selected for that if announces retirment will not form 9f central contract

  • Umm, I guess his retirement should not be made controversial because he is a 34 y/o pacer and his I guess for him this is the right time to retire as a fast bowler of the longest format.

  • ٹیسٹ کرکٹ سے ان کھلاڑیوں کی ریٹائرمنٹ تو سمجھ آتی ہے جو کافی عرصے سے اس کا حصّہ نہیں بن سکے لیکن ٹیم کا حصّہ ہو کر ، اہم رکن ہو کر ایسا قدم اٹھانا بہ تر نہیں۔۔۔۔ خیر ٹیم پاکستان کا حصّہ بننے کا اعزاز حاصل کرنا بھی ایک اعزاز ہے۔

  • دوسری بات نکال دیے جانے سے بہ تر ہے خود عزّت کے ساتھ نکل جاؤ ورنہ آخری الوداعی میچ کھیلنا بھی نصیب نہیں ہو گا ماضی میں اِس کی کئی مثالیں موجود ہیں۔۔۔
    نیک تمنّائیں۔۔۔۔
    نئے کھلاڑیوں کے لیے راہ ہم وار کرنا خود الگ ہو جانا بھی بڑاپن ہے۔۔۔۔ کچھ اور کھلاڑی بھی اس بڑے پن کا مظاہرہ کریں تو بہ ترین عمل ہو گا۔

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