Wahab Riaz (Cricketer) Height, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 38 Years
Wife: Zainab Chaudhary
Height: 6' 1"

Wahab Riaz

ProfessionPakistani Cricketer (Fast Bowler)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 185 cm
in meters- 1.85 m
in Feet Inches- 6’ 1”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 82 kg
in Pounds- 181 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 42 Inches
- Waist: 34 inches
- Biceps: 15 Inches
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
International DebutTest- 18 August 2010 vs England in London
ODI- 2 February 2008 vs Zimbabwe in Sheikhupura
T20- 20 April 2008 vs India in Karachi
International RetirementOn 16 August 2023, he announced his retirement from international cricket. [1]NDTV
Wahab Riaz's tweet about his retirement from international cricket
Last MatchTest- 7 October 2018 vs Australia at Dubai International Cricket Stadium
ODI- 3 November 2020 vs Zimbabwe at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium
T20- 20 December 2020 vs New Zealand at Seddon Park
Coach/Mentor Aaqib Javed
Jersey Number#47(Pakistan)
#47(PSL, County Cricket)
Domestic/State TeamPakistan, Kent, Ruhuna Royals, Pakistan All Star XI, Chittagong Kings, Lahore Lions, Surrey, Rangpur Riders, Peshawar Zalmi
Nature on fieldVery Aggressive
Likes to play againstIndia and Australia
Favourite BallOut-swing
Records (main ones)Took 5 for 46 in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup semi-final against India at Mohali.
Career Turning PointHis comeback bowling performance in the tour of England in 2010.
Personal Life
Date of Birth28 June 1985
Age (as of 2023)38 Years
BirthplaceLahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Zodiac signCancer
HometownGujrat, Punjab, Pakistan
SchoolAitchison College
CollegeUniversity of the Punjab, Lahore
Islamia College, Lahore
Educational QualificationsBsc and Msc in Bio Technology
FamilyFather- Late Muhammad Sikandar Riaz Kasana (Businessman)
Mother- Not Known
Wahab Riaz with his parents and daughter
Brother- Not Known
Sister- 1
HobbiesListening music
ControversiesHe and Shane Watson were charged for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the Pakistan vs. Australia quarter-final in the 2015 World Cup.
CricketerBatsman: AB de Villiers and Kumar Sangakkara
Bowler: Wasim Akram
FoodBiryani and banana milkshake
ActorSalman Khan, Shahrukh Khan and Aamir Khan
Girls, Family & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsZainab Chaudhary
WifeZainab Chaudhary
Wahab Riaz with his wife
ChildrenDaughters- Eshal
Wahab Riaz with his daughter
Son- N/A

Wahab Riaz

Some Lesser Known Facts About Wahab Riaz

  • Wahab was a medium fast bowler before, but Aaqib Javed worked hard on him to make him a genuine fast bowler.
  • He made his first-class debut at the age of 16 for Lahore Whites against Peshawar in 2002.
  • He took 5 for 63 in his Test debut against England at The Oval in 2010.
  • He took a hat-trick in a county match against Gloucestershire by dismissing Chris Taylor, Ed Young, and Richard Coughtrie.
  • He also took a hat-trick in the 2013 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy game by dismissing Ahmed Shehzad, Adnan Akmal and Waqas Ahmed.
  • He was the fastest bowler in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 with the speed of 154.5 km/hr. Wahab Riaz fastest bowler in 2015 World Cup
  • He is a true sportsmen as he played for the Lahore Lions in the 2014 Champions League T20 in India, when her daughter was critical and undergoing a surgery in a hospital in Pakistan.
  • His fiery  spell against Australia in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 quarter-final at Adelaide, especially against Shane Watson is counted among the best bowling spells in a World Cup.
  • He and Ahmed Shehzad had a physical fight during the Pakistan Super League (PSL) match in 2016.