LAHORE, Pakistan: The left-arm fast bowler Wahab Riaz has announced his retirement from international cricket, bringing an end to a career that spanned over a decade.
The 38-year-old Wahab Riaz made his international debut in February 2008 against Zimbabwe and went on to represent Pakistan in 27 Tests, 91 ODIs, and 36 T20Is. He took 83 wickets in five-day format, 120 wickets in ODIs, and 34 wickets in T20Is.
🏏 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…
— Wahab Riaz (@WahabViki) August 16, 2023
Wahab has always been a key member of the Pakistan team for many years and was part of the squad that played in the ICC Men’s World Cup in 2011, 2015 and 2019. He was the leading wicket taker for Pakistan in 2015 World Cup with 17 wickets.
While addressing the media conference on Wednesday, Wahab Riaz said: “I have decided to retire from international cricket today. It has been an honor to represent Pakistan for the past 15 years. I have made some great memories and I am grateful for the opportunity to have played for my Country.
“I want to thank PCB, my family, friends, teammates, and fans for their support during my journey.”