PESHAWAR, 29 September: Pakistan’s leg spinner Yasir Shah has become fastest spinner to reach 150 Test wickets.
Yasir Shah achieved this feat on the first day of Abu Dhabi Test against Sri Lanka on Thursday by getting Kusal Mendis caught behind. By reaching this milestone in his 27th Test, Yasir Shah broke the 83-year-old record of Australian spinner Clarrie Grimmett who reached this feat in 28 Tests.
Yasir Shah is also the joint second fastest bowler to reach 150 Test wickets. He has now joined Pakistan’s Waqar Younis in accomplishing the feat, who reached 150 Test wickets in 27 Tests.
During Pakistan’s Tests series against West Indies last year, Yasir Shah became the fastest Asian cricketer to reach 100 Test wickets, surpassing India’s Ravichandran Ashwin.
Pakistan spinner Yasir Shah. – A file photo