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 [in national team]. 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:
Minister saab making a way for the World Cup 😛
— Muhammad Noman (@nomanedits) February 21, 2023
— Ali Hamza (@AwaisAshraf08) February 21, 2023
Ye saale aapas me hi no 1,no 1 khelte rahete hain 😁😂
— Vikas Tiwari (@vikastiwari1990) February 21, 2023
— Antonio Soprano (@swiftii1989) February 21, 2023
Ais sirf wahab ne bola hai duniya ne nhi !!
— Âbhìshêk (@abishekraj2341) February 21, 2023
Totally fake sound hai..Jab Wicket Girta hai Tab Bhi Same Sound Chillane Ka Aur Jab Boundary Lagti Tab Bhi Same Sound..🤦😃#HBLPSL8
— Bitter Truth 13 (@LoveIndianArmy4) February 21, 2023
WORLD = PAKISTAN + ZIMBABWE
— HINDUSTANI (@hindustani8888) February 21, 2023
Ha abhi wahan ko team me anna hai na to tarif karna padega
— Wellwisher (@shubhambodke07) February 21, 2023