Having broken an 82-year-old record of taking fastest 200 Test wickets, leg spinner Yasir Shah Continues to receive applause and appreciations from the worldwide audience including from Prime Minister Imran Khan.
The 32-year-old Yasir Shah, who hails from Swabi District of Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtukhwa Province, took his 200th Test wicket when he trapped New Zealand’s middle-order batsman William Somerville leg before wicket at Abu Dhabi on Thursday.
“Congratulations to Yasir Shah who broke an 82 year old record held by an Australian & became the fastest bowler to reach the 200 test wickets’ milestone in just 33 matches,” Imran Khan said in his felicitation message to Yasir Shah on Twitter on Friday.
Earlier in the second Test against New Zealand at Dubai, Yasir Shah picked up 14 wickets, leveling Imran Khan’s record of taking same number of wickets in 1982 against Sri Lanka.
“Last week he had equaled my record of 14 wickets in a test match. Stellar performance,” Imran Khan said.
Congratulations to Yasir Shah who broke an 82 year old record held by an Australian & became the fastest bowler to reach the 200 test wickets’ milestone in just 33 matches. Last week he had equalled my record of 14 wickets in a test match. Stellar performance.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) December 7, 2018
Prior to Yasir Shah, Australia’s Clarrie Grimmett held the record of taking fastest 200 Test wickets, which he made in his 36th Test match against South Africa at Johannesburg on February 15, 1936.
So happy for #YasirShah you made us proud boy, come on Pak media give this legend his due whats the fun in showing a presser of reminants of past like @sherryrehman she has zero contribution to the people or society these people have already hone in the wastebin of the history
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) December 6, 2018
Congratulations to @Shah64Y on becoming the fastest bowler to take 200 wickets, breaking 82 years old record. The entire nation is proud of our shining stars like Yasir.
— Shah Mahmood Qureshi (@SMQureshiPTI) December 6, 2018
Fantastic achievement @Shah64Y proud moment for all of us! Congratulations on world record you faced the recent tragedy of your mother’s death. Her prayers will always be with you 😊. Keep going strong!
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) December 6, 2018