Osman Samiuddin of the National places the scanner on Wahab Riaz, who was carted for 14 runs in the last over of the third ODI against West Indies by Nos. 9 and 11. While charting the two extremes of the promising Pakistan quick, Samiuddin explains the difficulty a bowler faces when he is entrusted with the 100th over of an ODI
That rush of a World Cup semi-final five-for against India in India? Kaput, amid the hangover of a spell against them that read 4-0-50-0 a year later. His entire bowling persona can be defined in such extremities: potentially he is fantastic, but sometimes that potential is not just frittered away, it is blasted by a series of explosive breakdowns. If his career were lyrics, Kylie Minogue and Kurt Cobain would have to be the alternating writers, happy shiny, simple pop one day; dark, heavy brooding rock the next.