Wahab Riaz is an epitome of what you call an enigma. Just like the nation that he signifies, one never knows what they are going to get from the left-arm pacer. On his day, he’ll deceive the opposition batting-unit with his constant pace and accuracy while on others, he’d get carted across the park-like an amateur. Riaz is presently leading the Peshawar Zalmi unit at the ongoing Pakistan Super League. The left-arm played an essential part in Peshawar Zalmi, asserting their first win under his leadership when he promised 3/21 against defending champions Quetta Gladiators on Thursday. Riaz’s international career was a stop-start one.
also read:PSL 5 Match 19th: Karachi Kings vs. Multan Sultans, Pitch Conditions – Weather Report, Match Prediction, Playing 11 and Live Streaming DetailsAt a recently held interview, Riaz alleged that Arthur demoted him by the central contract. Despite his performance better than Mohammad Amir, it was him that had been dropped from the setup,”. Mickey Arthur always felt I wasn’t fit rather than a game-winner. I came up with better performances than Aamir. Still, Mickey demoted me in central contract & because of him I had been from the team from 2017 to 2019, it was a pure pleasure to me by Arthur’s side,” Wahab Riaz said in an interview to Samaa TV.
Wahab Riaz spent 2 years on the sidelines during Mickey’s tenureWahab Riaz was dropped from the setup after Pakistan’s weight loss in the hands of India in the league stage of this 2017 Champions Trophy. The Arthur-led management always ignored Riaz, and when asked about the reason why the left-hander is out of favor. Mickey Auther had shot back, saying that Wahab has not won a match for Pakistan for a couple of years.
“He has not won a match in two years. I expect players who have been around for a very long time to be winning us games and establishing criteria. Otherwise, we’ll invest in younger gamers that have futures. We’ve got good youngsters around. [Dropping] Wahab Riaz is a big decision, but we have chosen a group in line with the time of year, nation, and conditions. The guys will need to push themselves and escape from their comfort zones,”. Arthur had said back in 2017, as mentioned by ESPNCricinfo. However, as fortune would have it, Riaz was remembered in the side for its 2019 World Cup in the 11th hour by the exact Arthur-led management. Follow us Facebook
I had more performances then Muhammad Aamir but Mickey Arthur demoted my in central contract & because of him I was out of team from 2017 to 2019, Mickey did injustice with me,,,,,,,, Wahab Riaz was in my show مکی آرتھر نے وہاب ریاض کیساتھ زیادتی کی pic.twitter.com/EiYMUh2HT0— Shoaib Jatt (@Shoaib_Jatt) March 5, 2020