Former player Wahab Riaz eyes a possible Test comeback on the upcoming Pakistan tour of England.
Last year, Wahab Riaz decided to take an indefinite break from red-ball cricket. After then, he had been demoted from the PCB’s central contract lists. This time, he has agreed to go back to the playing scene as he will play a part in the upcoming Pakistan’s tour of England.
Riaz said, ‘I got a call from PCB asking if I'll be available to play Test cricket if required on replacement basis or if the team needs it. And I straight away said yes because my priority is to play for Pakistan’.
Riaz also explained how Pakistan had told him that he should take the time off and that he should think about his decision about his possible retirement. As Riaz had said, ‘To their credit, they told me not to totally retire and take time off. Now because of the time off, I'm getting a chance to come back for Pakistan. I didn't take any decision in haste. Priority has always been to play and perform for Pakistan’.
‘Now when I've been asked, I didn't think twice before saying yes. Because that's an opportunity to represent Pakistan. Pakistan has given us a lot, now it is time to pay back for Pakistan. These are such unusual circumstances, Pakistan needed me and I'm there’, he added.
The 34-year-old player has only managed to be featured in 27 Tests where he had taken 83 wickets at an average of 34.50. To further understand Test matches, visit Betwala.
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