After Amir, Wahab Riaz likely to quit Test cricket
Pakistan bowlers are quite often making the headlines more than often than not. It was only recently that Amir announced his decision to retire from Test cricket only to focus on limited-overs.
Now Wahab Riaz entered into the scene quite similar to Amir. It appears that Wahab Riaz has reportedly retired from Test cricket according to the reports in Dunya News.
The 34-year-old bowler is known to have notified the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) of his decision and will make an official announcement soon after returning from the T20 league in Canada.
Riaz has by far played 27 Test matches and picked 83 wickets to his name. He boasts good bowling figures of 5/63 in an innings.
The left-arm pacer was last seen plying his trade for his team in the longest format of the game against Australia on October 2018.
But, Amir’s decision to retire from Test was heavily criticised by Wasim Akram, Ramiz Raja and Shoaib Akhtar as they were all not happy with his decision.
“It was on the cards for a long while. Amir had been speaking to me about it for some time now. His Test career was taking a strain on his body,” Mickey Arthur was quoted as saying by ESPNCricinfo who was well aware of Amir’s retirement plans.
“It’s not about management here. It’s about his desire to play Test cricket and the effects it has on his body… reluctantly I accepted his decision because that’s what he wanted to do and that’s what he thought was best for himself.”