‘Disheartened on getting dropped for just one bad series’ Wahab Riaz


Pakistan’s fast bowler Wahab Riaz blamed current national team management for selecting players on the basis of like and dislike.

The pacer talked to ARY News and expressed his disappointment over exclusion from the national team which he thinks wasn’t justified. “I was really disheartened on getting dropped after having just one bad series against New Zealand. I was a top-performer in home series against Zimbabwe, in England, and also before that,” he mentioned.

“I was told to work on my bowling and gain rhythm. After PSL there was no cricket but I still worked on myself. My selection depends on selectors but I may not be on the list of favorites,” he added.

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Wahab also mentioned Mohammad Amir’s importance in the team citing senior and juniors make a solid combination.

“If you look at Pakistan’s current bowling attack, it lacks experience, however, we [I and Amir] have experience and also performed on the international stage. We don’t have to prove to anyone but it is up to them [selectors] to induct us or not,” he concluded.

The 35-years-old pacer last played a T20I and ODI against Zimbabwe in 2020. He took five wickets in two ODIs and two wickets in as many T20Is.


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