Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday congratulated Pakistani cricketer Yashir Shah for turning into the quickest bowler to achieve 200 wickets in check matches, breaking an 82-year-old file.
“Congratulations to Yasir Shah who broke an 82-year-old file held by an Australian and have become the quickest bowler to achieve the 200 check wickets’ milestone in simply 33 matches,” the PM shared on Twitter.
“Final week he had equalled my file of 14 wickets in a check match. Stellar efficiency,” he mentioned.
Congratulations to Yasir Shah who broke an 82 12 months previous file held by an Australian & turned the quickest bowler to achieve the 200 check wickets’ milestone in simply 33 matches. Final week he had equalled my file of 14 wickets in a check match. Stellar efficiency.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) December 7, 2018
On Thursday, Pakistan’s leg-spinner Yasir Shah turned the quickest cricketer to take 200 Check wickets on the fourth day of the third Check towards New Zealand.
The 32-year-old trapped nightwatchman Will Somerville leg earlier than for 4 — his second wicket of the New Zealand second innings — to achieve the milestone in his 33rd Check, beating Australian leg-spinner Clarrie Grimmett’s file of 36 Exams achieved towards South Africa in Johannesburg in 1936.
Yasir, whose 14 wickets helped Pakistan degree the collection 1-1 in Dubai, now has 27 wickets within the three Exams towards New Zealand.