Wahab Riaz was born on 28 June 1985 in Lahore, Punjab is a Pakistani cricketer. He is a left-arm fast bowler and a right-hand batsman. He regularly bowls at speeds of around 90 miles per hour (140 km/h) and has gained 154.5 km/h. His nickname is Vicky. He is a Left-arm Fast bowler and right-handed batting player. His hometowns are Gujarat, Punjab, and Pakistan. He is a very aggressive in nature, especially in the field.
Wahab Riaz made his first appearance in tri-series against India and Bangladesh in Bangladesh. He made his test first appearance against England and took five wickets in the first innings. Wahab from the start was very good and pace bowler. He bowls quick-fire pace of over 90 miles to effort the batsman.
He was chosen in the national team squad in 2011 world cup. Mainly in the semi-final, he took the place of with Shoaib Akhtar and Wahab with his shinning fast bowling took a five-wicket haul. Some played major teams of Wahab Riaz are, Hyderabad Hawks, Kent, Lahore, Lahore Lions, Pakistan A, and played for Peshawar Zalmi in Pakistan super league.
Wahab Riaz is coming from an Islamic and Gujjar family but his forefathers belong to a village near Gujarat Pakistan. His family lived in Wapda Town in Lahore. But Wahab’s family also has their old home near M.A.O College at Old Dhobi Ghat Lahore. His father name is Muhammad Sikandar Riaz Kasana who is a famous Businessman. His father supports Pakistan Muslim League (PMLN), which is one of the leading political parties in Pakistan. As per the records, he has only one sister.
In 2013, Wahab married Zainab Choudhary, daughter of businessman Haji Shahid Choudhary in a historical Pakistani ceremony. The marriage was an arranged marriage because of Zainab’s family connection with cricket. Both Wahab and Zainab were in relationship to others prior to their marriage. The couple has a daughter named Eshal Riaz.
Wahab received his early education from his hometown, he was the student of Islamia College and after this, he attended Aitchison College in Lahore, Wahab played cricket for his school team. Riaz after graduating (BSC) from the College, he went on to complete an MSC in the field of Biotechnology from the University of the Punjab.
In 2008, Wahab Riaz was selected in the One Day international squads to play against Zimbabwe and Bangladesh. Wahab did a good performance in his debut career and he impressed everyone by his performance in the ODI matches. He was selected for the tri-series in Bangladesh which included arch-rivals India. Wahab scored 85 runs in a match against India and he also did really well bowl. Since then, he struggled to hold his spot in the Pakistani cricket team; Wahab was in and out from the team time to time.
Wahab Riaz made his test debut against England in 2010, Pakistan tour to England and in the third test match, he made his debut. Wahab picked up a match-winning five-wicket haul in the first innings of the match. Due to his brilliant bowling performance in the test match against England, he won the heart of the cricket lovers. Since then Wahab has been a permanent player of the Test and One Day international players.
With Pakistan losing Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir to match-spot fixing bans for the five years, Wahab became a regular member of the team in the tours come. Wahab continued to give his outstanding performances and due to his consistency in the series against South Africa, and also his good performances in New Zealand he became an essential part of every game.
In October 2010, 4th One-Day internationals Pakistan played test series against South Africa, in this match Wahab just played only one day and he had an injury problem and he took 4-5 weeks to recover his issue and he missed the rest of the test match in the series.
Wahab played 4 out of 5 ODIs and he took seven wickets and he finished the match as Pakistan’s leading wicket-taker in the series. In May Pakistani cricket team toured to Ireland for a two-match One-Day international series and Wahab Riaz was included in the squads but he did not play any match.
After Wahab lost out on his position in the Test side and played a match in 2010 May. In 2014 Riaz made a successful return to the Tests as he picked up 6 wickets in the match against Sri Lanka.
Wahab made a return, though, for the New Zealand One Day international series, but did not have the best of outings in the three matches that he played.
Wahab bowled the many of excellent spells in his career but in 2015 World Cup Quarter final against Australia Riaz bowled a very aggressive spell. Wahab showed some aggressive interaction by sarcastic clapping and flying kiss to the Australian cricketer Shane Watson. ICC fined Wahab Riaz for the attitude.
Wahab Riaz Net Worth
Wahab Riaz total net worth is $6 Million US dollars as of 2017. Wahab Riaz earned millions of dollars during the years 2014, 15, and 2016-17. Here are some original stats of his earning throughout his career. Wahab Riaz is the best and one of the most brilliant reverse swing bowler of the Era and he is continuing to bowl in an impressive way.
His income profile is strongly effected by playing cricket leagues and ICC tournaments before and in 2017. He was positioned in a platinum category in Pakistan super league and played for Peshawar Zalmi for $140,000. Wahab took 10 wickets in the seven Group stage matches and he helped his franchise to reach the playoffs.
Wahab Riaz and Shane Watson Australia Cricketer were charged for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the match Pakistan Vs. Australia in the Quarter Final in the 2015 World Cup.
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Wahab Riaz is a very professional and good performer in his team. After facing so many problems and controversies he never let him down and never felt weak. Always faced so many ups and downs strongly and back again in his position. That’s why he so much loving by his cricket fans. Wahab is an ideal for other cricketers and becoming cricketers too.