‘Proud moment for Pakistan’: Yasir Shah smashes 82-year-old record to become fastest-to-200 wickets in Tests
Yasir Shah made history on Thursday as he sent Kiwi batsman William Somerville back to the pavilion to become the fastest cricketer to reach 200 wickets in Test cricket. What makes his achievement more impressive is that he not only played the least amount of games, but also took the least amount of time (4 years and 42 days) to achieve the milestone.
Yasir Shah you beauty! pic.twitter.com/BDViueTAaI
— omar r quraishi (@omar_quraishi) December 6, 2018
Shah has been the star man for Pakistan during the on-going series against New Zealand. He not only led Pakistan to a comfortable win in the second Test of the three-match series, but has also put the Shaheens in a strong position to win the third Test and eventually the series.
Here is the historic moment
And this is how Yasir Shah reached this milestone, trapping Somerville right in front of the stumps! 💪
— Cricingif (@_cricingif) December 6, 2018
He has bagged 27 wickets so far in the series and also set several other records. For example, in the last Test against New Zealand, the 32-year-old became the first cricketer to bag 100 Test wickets in the United Arab Emirates. Moreover, his figures of 41/8 are also the fourth best for any Pakistan bowler in the format.
Pakistani cricket fans after Yasir Shah got his 200th Test wicket
For his brilliant performances throughout the series and his career, the wizard from Swabi is being commemorated and praised by cricket lovers from country and beyond
WE ARE PROUD OF YOU!
A proud moment for Pakistan 🎉🎊Yasir Shah became the fastest cricketer to take 200 Test wickets.
— Sultan Jack (@SultanJack2) December 6, 2018
Yasir Shah does a Usain Bolt and smashes the all time record of quickest 200 test wickets #lighteningshah
— Bazid Khan (@bazidkhan81) December 6, 2018
Here’s how Yasir Shah fares in comparison to all-time-greats Shane Warne and Muttiah Muralitharan
— Hasnain Shah (@Shahhasnain69) December 6, 2018
‘A couple of seconds’ aka light years ahead
Yasir Shah breaking the fastest to 200 Test wickets record by three fewer games is a tremendous world record. That is like breaking Usain Bolt's 200-meter record by couple of seconds. #PakvNZ
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) December 6, 2018
Many more milestones to come
Congrats Yasir Shah. Keep it up.
— Mazhar Abbas (@MazharAbbasGEO) December 6, 2018
Praise from across borders
Pakistan T20I team
Pakistan dealing in world records in 2018 across formats. #Cricket
— Daniel Alexander (@daniel86cricket) December 6, 2018
Pakistan needs 6 wickets more to end Kiwi innings as the latter leads by 38 runs
Pakistan are in a strong position at the moment with just 6 wickets in sight to end Kiwi innings. The visitors on the other hand are leading by 38 runs and will be looking to pile up a reasonable total.
It would come down to who imposes their game better.
Here’s us hoping that Pakistan wins
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