Pakistani pacer Wahab Riaz announces retirement

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  1. Del

    Del Cornered Tiger

    Dec 21, 2016
    ISLAMABAD - 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 link, 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.
  2. Bilal123

    Bilal123 Tracer Bullet

    Dec 11, 2010
    He was too old for it now anyways. Needs to stay fit now for t20s for next 3-4 years
  3. Gotham Cronie

    Gotham Cronie Youngsta Beauty

    Jan 14, 2015
    "has announced"

    No quote or source that does quote.
  4. Sultan Yusuf

    Sultan Yusuf Talented

    Sep 1, 2010
    At 34 years old it’s not as bad. He was unlikely to be selected for tests in any case.

    I don’t see the need to announce these things. Have a private word with the management. This is setting a bad example to the youngsters - their stock rose during the World Cup and impressionable youngsters are looking up to them.

    To be fair to wahab, if it was just him it wouldn’t be this bad.

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