Cricket Luminary Wahab Riaz Bids Adieu to International Cricket, Embarks on New Chapter Focused on Franchise Cricket
Lahore, August 14th 2023 – Cricket enthusiasts around the world today join in saluting the remarkable career of Wahab Riaz as he officially announces his retirement from international cricket. Wahab, a true stalwart of the sport, is set to embrace an exciting new phase in his journey, centered on participating in franchise cricket across the globe.
Having firmly established himself as a lethal left arm fast in the cricketing realm, Wahab Riaz has chosen to step away from international cricket to devote his energies to the vibrant landscape of franchise cricket. His decision comes with a fervent desire to continue his passion for the game on a different platform, while contributing his expertise and experience to elevate the franchise cricket experience for fans and fellow players alike.
Wahab Riaz’s illustrious career has left an indelible mark on the sport. His electrifying pace, unwavering commitment, and ability to thrive under pressure have made him a revered figure in cricketing circles. While his presence on the international stage will be missed, fans can take solace in knowing that Wahab’s fiery deliveries and unmatched enthusiasm will continue to grace cricket fields through the dynamic world of franchise cricket. “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” said Wahab Riaz.
Throughout his international cricket journey, Wahab Riaz has garnered immense respect from teammates, opponents, coaches, and fans alike. Reflecting on his decision, Wahab expressed, “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.”
Wahab’s decision to retire from international cricket is a testament to his unwavering belief in the potential of Pakistan’s young cricketing talent. He is confident that the nation’s fast bowling legacy is secure, allowing him the opportunity to focus on the exciting challenges that lie ahead in franchise cricket.
The cricketing fraternity extends its warmest wishes to Wahab Riaz as he sets out on this exhilarating journey. His contributions to the game and his dedication to enhancing the cricketing experience are sure to create ripples in the world of franchise cricket.
### About Wahab Riaz:
Wahab Riaz is a distinguished Pakistani cricketer known for his exceptional skills as a fast bowler. With a career spanning 15 years, Wahab has been a prominent figure in international cricket, representing Pakistan in various formats. His commitment, dedication, and remarkable performances have earned him a special place in the hearts of cricket enthusiasts worldwide. Wahab has 237 International wickets under his belt, 1,104 professional wickets in his career so far, the highest wicket taker in PSL history, and the first Pakistani to have 400+ wickets in T20 format.