LAHORE: Pacer Wahab Riaz breaks silence after being selected for World Cup squad.
Pakistan World Cup cricket team pacer Wahab Riaz on Tuesday vowed to live up to expectations of people as well as the authorities by showcasing his talent during the mega event by bringing aggression and fire in his bowling.
“Defiantly it will be a challenging event and I am lucky to get a last-minute call to be part of the team and it is a honour to represent the country in a World Cup,” he told reporters here at a news conference.
Wahab, who was not part of the national team during the past two years, was a surprise inclusion in the side along with Mohammad Aamir and Asif Ali, replacing Faheem Ashraf, Junaid Khan and Abid Ali.
“Though I was not in the initial 23-member Pak squad, announced for the World Cup, even then I had a strong conviction that I will play this World Cup and a few days before my call, I had a dream that I have been called and the next day the chief selector Inzamam ul Haq rang me and informed that I will be playing,” he related the thoughts he had in his mind when not selected in the squad.
“My late father had a strong conviction that I will be playing the World Cup 2019 and in the circumstances when I was not part of the team for a couple of days, I did not get disappointed; I continued my hard work to remain in fitness and form,” said the all-rounder.