Speedster Wahab Riaz takes rest from red-ball cricket


Pakistan’s left-arm pacer Wahab Riaz has announced to take an indefinite rest from red-ball cricket to concentrate more on the shorter format of the game.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) via press release has confirmed that the pacer wants some break from red-ball cricket while will continue playing One-Day and T20s.

The board also confirmed that Wahab has informed them before reaching any decision. In result, the fast bowler has also withdrawn from the upcoming season of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy starting from September 14.

On the other hand, Wahab also disclosed the news on Twitter. He wrote: “After a lot of thinking and discussions with my family and board, I have decided to take a break from red-ball cricket and maintain my fitness and focus on the shorter format for my country. It was a tough decision and I appreciate my Board’s support and guidance during this time.”

A mixed reaction was found on Twitter as some people back Wahab’s decision while others criticized the pacer and even called him ‘Selfish Player’.



It is pertinent to mention here that Wahab has played 27 Test for Pakistan and has taken 83 wickets at an average of 34.50.