Twitter in tickles over Wahab Riaz’s appointment as sports minister
Social media users have gone meme crazy on Pakistan renowned fast bowler Wahab Riaz’s appointment as interim sports minister.
After the announcement, cricket fans took to Twitter to congratulate the cricketer and post memes and jokes.
One user joked about Riaz’s inexperience.
Another user posted a viral meme titled “Wahab Riaz after being named Punjab’s caretaker sports minister.”
“Wahab Riaz as sports minister:” wrote another.
“Mujhy khud nhi pta krna kia hai [I don’t want to know what it is],” Riaz stated in an interview, becoming a meme.
One Twitter user captioned the meme: “Very intriguing to know that Wahab Riaz will be the sports minister in Punjab. Congratulate him? Confused”
The internet quickly linked Riaz’s appointment to Anil Kapoor’s position in Bollywood’s blockbuster “Naik,” when the actor becomes chief minister for a day.
Riaz becoming the first sports minister to play was also amusing.
“Wahab Riaz will be the first sports minister to play Pakistan Super League (PSL),” one user wrote.
The bowler told Geosuper.tv that Riaz, who plays for Khulna Tigers in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2023, will become the largest province’s sports minister.
Pakistan’s left-arm bowler has 237 international wickets.
The 37-year-old bowler played in the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy-winning team.
The Punjab caretaker government’s 11-person cabinet was announced after Mohsin Naqvi’s appointment.
Pervez Elahi’s nearly six-month-long stormy tenure as prime minister and cabinet dissolution concluded with the assembly’s dissolution.