‘So far, no plans to return to Test cricket’ Wahab Riaz


Lahore: Pakistan’s pacer Wahab Riaz said that he doesn’t have any plans yet to return to the elite form of the game ‘Test Cricket’. 

Speaking to a news channel, Riaz said that if he feels comfortable playing red-ball cricket at any point in the near future, he will show his availability for selection.

“Currently, I am not planning to make a comeback in Test cricket. But, yes as soon as I make myself ready to play Test cricket, I will inform the board about my availability,” he said.

The fast bowler reiterated that he didn’t skip Test cricket to earn money through professional cricket leagues. “See, I wasn’t a part of the Test team since 2017 so there is no point that I was behind money or anything else. I wanted to have a little rest from Test cricket and focus on white-ball format,” he maintained.

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Riaz wasn’t disappointed at all after losing renewed Central Contract. “My main priority is to represent my country. For me, playing for country is bigger than getting a central contract,” he concluded.

It must be noted here that Riaz took rest from Test cricket for an indefinite period last year. He wanted to make himself available for more white-ball cricket in the longer term. Along with Mohammad Amir, he lost the renewed central contract.

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