Wahab Riaz Full Biography, Records, Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Family, & More


Wahab Riaz Full Biography


A slow medium-fast bowler who turned aggressive fast bowler after being mentored by Aqib Javed. The young kid Wahab Riaz came into limelight after bowling some stunning spell against India in World Cup 2011 semifinal where he took a five-wicket haul to remove Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, and toe crushing Yorker to Yuvraj Singh to rattle his stumps.

Before making his debut, Wahab had a successful domestic season. In his very first test match, he took five-wicket haul for 63 against England in 2010. Along with his bowling, he was highly rated as a hard hitter. He played a knock of 54 against Zimbabwe after the early collapse of the top order in World Cup 2015. His inconsistent performances in all formats dropped him from the team several times. He left red ball cricket early to completely focus on white-ball cricket. He was criticized by former players for taking retirement from red-ball cricket.

Wahab Riaz Biography
Picture source: Dawn news

 Wahab Riaz Basic Information 

  • Name: Wahab Riaz
  • Nickname: Vicky
  • Role: Bowler
  • Batting Style: Right-hand bat
  • Bowling Style: Left-arm fast

Wahab Riaz Physical Appearance

Wahab Riaz at GYM

  • Height (approx.): 6 ft 1 inch
  • Weight (approx.): 82 kg
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Hair Color: Black

Personal Life Of Wahab Riaz

  • Date of Birth: June 28, 1985
  • Age: 34 years
  • Birth Place: Lahore, Punjab
  • Zodiac sign: Cancer
  • Nationality: Pakistani
  • School: Aitchison College
  • College: Islamia College, Lahore
  • Educational Qualifications: Bsc and Msc in Bio-Technology
  • Net Worth:$9.5 million approx.

Wahab Riaz Family & Religion

Wahab Riaz with his family
Wahab Riaz with his family
  • Father: Sikandar Riaz
  • Mother: N/A
  • Brother: Ahsan Riaz
  • Sister: N/A
  • Coach/Mentor:Aaqib Javed
  • Religion: Islam
  • Address: Lahore

Cricket Career Of Wahab Riaz

  • Test: England v Pakistan at The Oval, Aug 18-21, 2010
  • ODI: Pakistan v Zimbabwe at Sheikhupura, Feb 2, 2008
  • T20: Pakistan v Bangladesh at Karachi, Apr 20, 2008
  • Jersey Number:47
  • Domestic/State Teams:  Central Punjab (Pakistan), Hyderabad Hawks, Lahore Eagles, Lahore Lions, Lahore Region Whites, National Bank of Pakistan, northwest Frontier Province-Baluchistan, Northern Warriors, Punjab (Pakistan), Punjab Badshahs, Water and Power Development Authority
  • PSL team: Peshawar Zalmi
  • Nature on the field: Aggressive

Batting Career 

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 27 41 5 306 39 8.5 727 42.09 0 0 0 32 5
ODI 89 64 15 680 54 13.88 787 86.4 0 0 2 51 27
T20I 31 17 6 145 30 13.18 118 122.88 0 0 0 10 6


Bowling Career

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
Test 27 49 5018 2864 83 5/63 7/134 3.42 34.51 60.46 2 0
ODI 89 88 4209 4011 115 5/46 5/46 5.72 34.88 36.6 1 0
T20I 31 30 609 813 30 3/18 3/18 8.01 27.1 20.3 0 0

Source: Cricbuzz

Highlighted Records Of Wahab Riaz

  • Wahab made his Test debut against England at The Oval in 2010 and announced himself with a spell of five for 63.
  • Wahab took 5 wickets haul in the all-important semifinal against India in World Cup 2011 at Mohali.
  • Wahab bowl one of the best spells in World Cup 2015 against Shane Watson. Watson has no answer to the furious bouncers of Wahab. Wahab annoyed him with flying kisses and claps.

Wahab Riaz Preferences & Hobbies

  • Hobbies: Listening to Music
  • Favorite Cricketers: Wasim Akram, Ab de Villiers, Kumar Sangakkara
  • Most Favorite Sportspersons: N/A
  • Favorite Food: Biryani
  • Favorite Color: Black

Wahab Riaz Relationship Status

Wahab Riaz with his wife and baby
Wahab Riaz with his wife and baby
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Wife: Zainab Chaudhary
  • Marriage Date: November 30, 2013
  • Children: Eshal Wahab

Wahab Riaz Awards and Recognitions

Wahab Riaz awards

  • Wahab recognized as a furious bowler. He was appreciated by legendary cricketers like Michael Clarke, Kevin Peterson, Brian Lara, and other legendary cricketers after his fiery bowling against Australia and Watson.


Controversies did by ( Wahab Riaz )

  • During World Cup 2015, Wahab Riaz and Shane Watson fined for misbehaving in Australia-Pakistan quarter-final.
  • In PSL5, Jason Roy Accuses Wahab Riaz of Ball-Tampering. They both exchange words against each other.
  • In PSL4, Shahzad had an exchange of words and physical conflict with fast bowler Wahab Riaz. PCB imposed a fine on both players.

The All Out Cricket Post Interview Of Wahab Riaz

Lesser-Known Facts About Wahab Riaz

  • During his early days, he was mentored by former fast bowler Aqib Javed.
  • After his furious bowling against Australia in World Cup 2015. Brain Lara tweeted I loved the exchange. It was above board as far as I’m concerned and I can’t wait to meet him. I want to meet with the Riaz guy. I’ll pay the fine.”
  • When Wahab was playing in Champions League T20 2014 in India, his daughter was undergoing treatment in a hospital in Pakistan.

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