Lahore: Pakistan’s experienced pacer Wahab Riaz has expressed his displeasure over not playing the number of matches in his 12-year career.
However, Wahab feels lucky to play for Pakistan and fulfilled his ambition in a country where there is so much competition among fast bowlers.
“I will be very honest, personally, I am not satisfied with the number of matches played for Pakistan in my career but the beauty of Pakistan cricket is fast bowlers and there is so much competition among them,” Wahab said while talking to reporters via video conference.
“At times, you are performing well and sometimes not. One thing should also be noted that we have played most of our cricket in the UAE from 2010 to 2019 where our spinners dominated the most,” he added.
Wahab, who has been in the news lately for his indefinite break from Test cricket, also revealed that he is available to play the longer format.
“PCB called me regarding my comeback in Test cricket and they inquired me to play if available. I straight away said yes because my priority is to play for Pakistan,” he added.
Wahab was named in the 29-men squad for England tour, which will depart on June 28 for three Tests and as many T20Is.
“Very happy on my inclusion in the squad. We all know that the players have not played cricket in the last three months but individually we are training and are eager to start playing cricket during unusual circumstances,” he maintained.
“There will be a lot to learn from England and West Indies series which would be the first major happening in the game of cricket,” he added.