Napier: Pakistan's speedster Wahab Riaz aims to don the role of allrounder for the Pakistan cricket team. The 29 year old cricketer had played a crucial innings with both the bat and ball in the all important clash against Zimbabwe in Brisbane on March 01st.
He along with Pakistan's skipper Misbah-ul-Haq helped his team to reach 235 after a one stage the team was dangerously placed at 155 for 6. Wahab and Misbah added crucial 47 runs in their seventh wicket partnership.
After delivering with the bat, it was now turn for Riaz to perform with the ball. He took four Zimbabwean wickets by giving away 45 runs. “It was my best innings,” Riaz told reporters ahead of Pakistan's fourth pool match against the United Arab Emirates in Napier on Wednesday. Riaz said he wanted to become an all-rounder but that this would take time.
Wahab Riaz's career had to endure many injury problems and a lack of consistency since he took an inspiring five wickets during Pakistan's defeat by eventual champions India in the 2011 World Cup semi-final at Mohali.
Riaz added having legendary paceman Waqar Younis as head coach had been a boost to Pakistan's attack.