Pakistan’s fast bowler, Wahab Riaz, recently has revealed that being dropped from the renewed central contracts denounced by PCB does not bother him as all he wants is to play for his beloved country.
The player revealed that quitting the test-cricket was his personal decision and it does not concern making money through leagues and shorter formats of cricket at all.
Since he quit the red-ball cricket, he has faced the heights of criticism by many veterans, fellows, and the fans as they think Wahab has chosen to quit it in order to generate cash by signing in to the leagues.
Wahab Riaz: I do not care about central contracts, didn’t quit Test cricket for money
“There is a false impression that we have given up red-ball cricket to make money from leagues. There is no such thing. We have always preferred to play for Pakistan and our decision should be respected,” Riaz told Geo Super.
He disclosed his heart saying that he barely was chosen for the test squad since 2017. On being dropped from the central contracts, Wahab Riaz thinks that the move has been made by the board in order to give a raise to the youngsters and he is okay with that.
“Since 2017, I was not even a regular fixture of the Test squad. I had barely played a Test,” the 34-year-old reminded his critics who had deemed his absence a major blow for the five-day unit.
“It is possible that we have been exemplified for quitting red-ball cricket or maybe the PCB wanted to give a chance to young fast bowlers and groom them by keeping them centrally contracted,” he said.
“Central contract is not my priority … playing for the country is and will always be. It will be an honor to play for the country whenever the opportunity arises.”