Yasir Shah has been a consistently reliable player for the Pakistani cricket team. Although he hasn’t yet made it to “celebrity status”, he has had his share of chances in the news. However, Yasir is a very talented cricketer. He has been regarded as one of the best spinners in modern cricket and has been raking up records, left right and center, since he debuted in Test cricket against Australia in 2014. Of late, he has started to become a fixture, both in the news as well as a player who knows how to really entertain fans.
Earlier this year, Yasir got a little internet fame for his inability to “keep it together” during the opening of a match
During a series against Australia, the opening ceremony of the match had an “opera singer” sing the National Anthem of Pakistan. Guess, it didn’t really help with the giggles, for Yasir bhai.
— Ⓜ️ahaa (@mahaaaak_) January 3, 2017
Right now, Yasir Shah is playing against Sri Lanka, for Team Pakistan in Dubai, after a little bit of controversy
He’s part of the team during the Test series that’s being played right now and has been performing remarkably. Even though he had a bit of a rough start because he had failed to passed a fitness test a few days before the series was about to commence, it was announced by the captain – Sarfraz Ahmed – that Yasir is fit to play.
'Test capt is a challenge, an honour. Yasir Shah, Azhar Ali are fit. Asad Shafiq will still at 4. Looking to strengthen our Middle order' pic.twitter.com/1CblNdvSRM
— Razia Desai (@raziiia) September 27, 2017
And play he did
Yasir Shah will be our key bowler – Sarfraz Ahmad pic.twitter.com/k6UT5x7paZ
— Mishi Malik (@Mishi827) September 27, 2017
On Day 2 of the test, Yasir Shah became only the third bowler in Test Cricket history to reach 150 wickets
Pakistan also boasts one of the other two bowlers who have reached 150 wickets – Waqar Younis.
— Haroon (@iHarOonN) September 26, 2017
And he has also become the first spinner to score 5 or more wickets in 5 consecutive test matches
— Ahsan. ?? (@iPakistaniLAD) October 7, 2017
Obviously, fans are ecstatic
— Saad ?? (@SaadAwais22) October 7, 2017
And stats were being thrown around
Five consecutive test five fer for Yasir Shah:
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) October 7, 2017
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) October 7, 2017
People are also admiring the humility in his style of celebration
— Şhąhįď Ąfriďį?? (@IamAfridi_10) October 7, 2017
Commentator words have become part of history
2nd time in same series "Imagine this series without Yasir Shah"
— Abdul Ghaffar (@GhaffarDawnNews) October 7, 2017
However there were those who felt that the expectation put on him by making him bowl so much was disrespectful to the player
Pakistan is being really unfair to Yasir Shah
Killing his career with this inhuman workload
— سعد ملک (@saaadmalikk) October 7, 2017
And Yasir himself echoed kinda the same sentiment
— Green Cricket (@Cricket_Newspk) October 8, 2017
But whatever, he made a record and he deserves all the praise
Yasir shah good today
— Syed Daniyal Tariq (@danifeb24) October 7, 2017
Congratulations, Yasir Shah.
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