20th March, 2015: When Wahab Riaz Won Hearts
Although the world cup is over for us after Pakistan lost to Australia in Adelaide, Sarfaraz and Wahab Riaz’s sparkling performances reminded us of good old days when our players used to seal difficult matches just due to their immense potential and ability to deliver. The way these 2 players took the responsibility on their shoulders and delivered at the big stage is really an act of special brilliance. I will just shed led on Wahab’s breathtaking bowling today and what it mean in greater picture.
Wahab Riaz’s today’s performance has shaken many today by virtue of his heroic fast bowling spell which has been regarded as one of the most memorable fast bowling spells in World Cups. He stunned the Australian batting with his unbelievably fast and unplayable deliveries and also opened a gate of hope in the hearts of Pakistan fans all over the world. He fell short of the goal due to 2 dropped catches notable the first one by Rahat Ali. This shows what an immense fast bowling talent we have even after miserable loosing many fast bowlers in recent past.
Wahab took the responsibility throughout the tournament which is a great sign for the future of Pakistan bowling attack. The way Shane Watson was dancing to his deliveries was just an awesome sight for a Pakistan fan after a long time. He acted like a sole warrior fighting for the dignity of his nation but unfortunately fell short of a well deserved match winning effort. While going all out for this quarter final, Wahab did not miss any opportunity to react against Australian aggression be it mocking Mitchell Starc or responding to Watson’s remarks upon his turn. This shows mental toughness and proud character of this guy who stands firm holding the green flag and not compromising the dignity at any cost. Indeed great lesson to all of us…
The way everybody praised Wahab Riaz is also rarely seen for a loosing side player and surely earned him a very high place in the hearts of millions of fans around the world. The Australian win could not raise above to this star performance by a brave Pakistani son and it seem that “Sipahi Haar kar bhee jeet gaya”
This was such a dazzling performance which can inspire all of us in our respective fields i.e. whatever the situation is, go with full heart with a passion to raise dignity of your nation. Whatever be the result, the self satisfaction will just be great as anything; see this Man’s smiling post match interview.
Witnessing this performance and seeing reaction from all over the world let me say that. “On the 20th March,2015 at Adelaide everything seemed too small too tiny, the score board , Pakistan loose batting and fielding, the Aussie triumph…That ONE man Wahab Riaz was the only giant standing with his head up for putting a fierce display of genuine fast bowling as a revenge keeping his nose and the Green flag high above everything”. This Guy deserves appreciation and great reception. Respect & Salutes!