‘Minister sahab ko World Cup khelna hai!’ - Wahab Riaz slammed for calling Babar Azam World’s No. 1

Here is how fans have reacted to the statement from Wahab Riaz on Twitter regarding the current Pakistan skipper

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Wahab Riaz (Image Source: Twitter)

Wahab Riaz is currently busy playing the ongoing Pakistan Super League for Peshawar Zalmi. He has been playing under the captaincy of the current Pakistan skipper Babar Azam. However, Wahab last played for Pakistan in December 2020. So, now he has expressed his wish to make a comeback in the Men in Green during Babar Azam’s captaincy tenure.


However, recently in an interview, the former Pakistan great, Shoaib Akhtar claimed that Babar Azam is not a brand as he can not speak properly. But, Wahab Riaz recently claimed that the Pakistan skipper is now very experienced and World No.1. After Zalmi’s four-wicket win over Quetta Gladiators on 20 February 2023, Wahab said tha he really wants to impress Babar with his performance in this PSL.  

“It is good that Babar has come to Peshawar Zalmi.” - Wahab Riaz

During the post-match presentation, Wahab Riaz said: “It is good that Babar has come to Peshawar Zalmi. You expect Pakistan captain to lead in franchise cricket as well. As a player, I am enjoying myself. I have a better chance to show him or prove to him, what I am capable of. I can perform in this tournament and make a comeback . It is good that he is leading, because there is less pressure on me. I can think about my bowling and execute it well.”


“My aim is to win matches in this tournament in different situations. Your performance is not only dependent on how many wickets you take. It also depends on how you have bowled in different pressure situations. I am looking forward to it and if it is in my fate, then I will definitely play 2023 World Cup,” Wahab further added.

Speaking of his career, Wahab Riaz has played 154 international matches across all three formats. In those matches, he has taken 237 wickets so far. In this ongoing PSL, he has taken two wickets so far in three matches. 

Here are some tweets that fans shared to troll Wahab Riaz on Twitter:

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