Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday congratulated Pakistani cricketer Yashir Shah for becoming the fastest bowler to reach 200 wickets in test matches, breaking an 82-year-old record.
“Congratulations to Yasir Shah who broke an 82-year-old record held by an Australian and became the fastest bowler to reach the 200 test wickets’ milestone in just 33 matches,” the PM shared on Twitter.
“Last week he had equalled my record of 14 wickets in a test match. Stellar performance,” he 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
On Thursday, Pakistan’s leg-spinner Yasir Shah became the fastest cricketer to take 200 Test wickets on the fourth day of the third Test against New Zealand.
The 32-year-old trapped nightwatchman Will Somerville leg before for four — his second wicket of the New Zealand second innings — to reach the milestone in his 33rd Test, beating Australian leg-spinner Clarrie Grimmett’s record of 36 Tests achieved against South Africa in Johannesburg in 1936.
Yasir, whose 14 wickets helped Pakistan level the series 1-1 in Dubai, now has 27 wickets in the three Tests against New Zealand.