Wahab Riaz (Pakistani Cricketer) Wife, Records, Controversies, Age, Weight, Height and More
Updated on: Aug 5, 2019 1:03 pm IST
One of the best fast bowlers of Pakistan who made his first-class debut at the age of 16 for Lahore Whites against Peshawar. He carried out Pakistan’s pace bowling legacy forward. Initially, he started playing for his school team. In an interview, he stated that Aaqib Javed pushed him to become a fast bowler and he worked on him.
Later he played in 2003-04 as a part of Pakistan under-19 setup and was also a member of the under-19 world cup in Bangladesh in the year 2004. This consistency of him took him to an international call during the 2007-08 domestic season, Wahab took 68 wickets at an average of 20.54 in 14 matches which helped him to be a Zimbabwe toured Pakistan in early 2008.
Name: Wahab Riaz
Role: Fast Bowler
Test: vs. England at Kennington Oval, Aug 18, 2010
ODI: vs. Zimbabwe at Sheukhupura Stadium, Feb 02, 2008
T20I: vs. Bangladesh at National Stadium, Apr 20, 2008
Career Turning Point: His performance in 2010 during the tour of England.
Jersey Number: #47
Major Teams: Pakistan, Barbados Tridents, Hyderabad (Pakistan), Hyderabad Hawks, Kent, Lahore, Lahore Lions, Lahore Ravi, National Bank of Pakistan, Pakistan A, Peshawar Zalmi, Punjab (Pakistan), Surrey
- During ICC 2011 World Cup he took 5 for 46 against India at Mohali.
Girlfriends, Spouse, and Children
Marital Status: Married
Wife: Zainab Chaudhary
Marriage Date: In 2013
Children: Eshal (Daughter)
Awards and recognitions
While playing against Australia, he charged for violating the ICC code of conduct during the World Cup 2015.
Height (approx.): 6ft 1in
Weight (approx.): 82 kg
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Date of Birth: 28th June 1985
Age (as of May 2019): 32Years
Birth Place: Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Zodiac sign/Sun sign: Cancer
School: Aitchison College
College: Univerisity of the Punjab, Lahore Islamia College, Lahore
Educational Qualifications: Bsc and Msc in Bio-Technology
Father: Late Muhammad Sikandar Riaz Kasana (Businessman)
Coach/Mentor: Aaqib Javed
Address: Lahore, Pakistan
Hobbies: Listening to Music
Cricketers: AB de Villiers, Kumar Sangakkara, and Wasim Akram
Cricket Ground: NA
Food: Biryani and banana milkshake
Artists: Salman Khan, Shahrukh Khan and Aamir Khan
Cars Collection: NA
Lesser Known Facts
- He made his first debut at the age of 16 for Lahore Whites against Peshawar in 2002.
- In world cup 2015 he was the fastest bowler with the speed of 154.5 km/hr.
- He is a real hero as he was playing in the 2014 Champion League T20 when his daughter was in the critical condition and undergoing surgery.
- During the Pakistan Super League (PSL) he had a physical fight with Ahmed Shah in 2016.
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