Revisiting the last edition of the World Cup, it would be hard to ignore the prowess of Pakistan’s paceman Wahab Riaz who delivered an iconic bowling performance against Australia in the third quarter-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 event.
During Pakistan’s batting, Wahab Riaz was struggling to manage Mitchell Starc’s pace and class. This moved the pacer and all-rounder Shane Watson to sledge the Pakistani veteran – a thing they regretted later.
With emotions fired up, the 33-year old decided to give it back to Aussies when he was handled the ball by skipper Misbah-ul-Haq. Picking two quick wickets, the Lahore born welcomed Watson on crease with a well-targeted bouncer. The spell he delivered was full of quality and eventually induced a top edge of Watson’s blade only to be spilled by Rahat Ali.
The Queensland born had the last laugh as he guided Australia to a 6-wicket victory with a timely half-century. While Wahab’s figures read 9-0-54-2 but everyone witnessed the discomfort he caused on that particular day. With him getting back in the Pakistan’s World Cup squad, the exuberant paceman is positive about emulating his mega-event success.