Pakistani left arm pacer Wahab Riaz plans to retire after the 2023 World Cup

Veteran Pakistani pacer Wahab Riaz has announced plans to retire from international cricket.

Pakistan's left pacemaker Wahab Riaz has announced that he will retire from international cricket after the 2023 ODI World Cup. Wahab said that he still has a lot to offer Pakistani cricket and that there are still a few years of good cricket left in him.

"Everyone has to say goodbye to cricket one day," said the 36-year-old. But my goal is to keep playing until the 2023 World Cup, provided I stay fit and have a strong passion for the game. Of course, if I'm fine, I'll continue. "

Wahab revealed his plans while working as an analyst for the popular T20 World Championship show, The Pavilion. Wahab last appeared for Pakistan in a series of Twenty20 International against New Zealand in 2020. He was later removed from the national team and not appointed Pakistan's squad for the 2021 T20 World Cup. The fast bowler with the left arm is determined to prove his worth and get back on the national squad. He stated that his goal was to play for Pakistan at upcoming ICC events like the T20 World Cup in Australia in 2022 and the ICC-ODI World Cup in India in 2023.

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The fast driver said he was still in good shape and could give everything in the field. He went on to say that age is only a number in modern day cricket because the fitness of players has skyrocketed. He stated that regardless of age, the player should be considered for selection as long as he is showing his performance.

While giving young players a chance to establish themselves in international cricket is important, Wahab believes it is equally important to have experienced players on the team, especially in the shortest game format.