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Pakistan left-arm seamer Wahab Riaz firmly believes that he has been performing well in international cricket and on the domestic circuit.
Wahab’s comments come after he was not among the list of probables chosen for the training camp ahead of the tour of England.
Head coach Mickey Arthur said that the 32-year-old “has not won us a game in two years”, while also questioning his work ethic when it comes to training.
Responding to Arthur’s criticisms, Wahab was quoted by the Business Recorder as saying: “If you look at my performances in domestic cricket or during the last Test match for Pakistan, you will see that I have performed well.
“As a player, I am doing what needs to be done [to get selected], I am in no position to say anything about it. As a player, my job is to perform. Overall, I have performed in Tests whenever I’ve played and given my best. In terms of the wickets column, I think I will be on the top.”
Meanwhile, Wahab admitted that the upcoming tour of England won’t be a walk in the park for Pakistan, and added that they will sorely miss spinner Yasir Shah, who was ruled out of the series with a hip bone stress fracture.
“[The] tour of England has never been an easy one. Even in [the] previous tour, in the first Test it was Misbah’s hundred that was important and last one we won was due to Younis Khan’s double hundred,” he said. “For the new guys, I wish them all the best and hope they will help Pakistan win… I will keep on trying and hopefully make a comeback.”