Wahab retires from international cricket

Islamabad, Aug 16 (UNI) Pakistan left-arm fast-bowler Wahab Riaz announced his retirement from international cricket on Wednesday.

“Stepping off the international pitch, after an incredible journey, I’ve decided to retire from international cricket,” Wahab, who is also a sports adviser for the Punjab caretaker government, said on twitter.

He thanked the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), his family, coaches, mentors, teammates, fans and “everyone who supported me”.

“Exciting times ahead in the world of franchise cricket,” he said.

Wahab played 27 Tests, 91 ODIs and 36 T20Is for Pakistan and last turned out in national colours back in 2020.

He picked up 83 wickets in Test cricket at an average of 34.50, 120 in ODIs at 34.30, while in T20Is, he had 34 wickets at 28.55.

He was most recently part of Peshawar Zalmi in the Pakistan Super League 2023.

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