Published On: Mon, Oct 17th, 2016

Top Indian cricketers commends Yasir Shah

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Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin praised Pakistani bowler Yasir Shah, who became the second joint-fastest bowler to take 100 wickets in all Test cricket on the fourth day of the first day-night match against West Indies in Dubai on Sunday.

The 30-year-old dismissed West Indian tail-ender Miguel Cummins to complete 100 wickets in his 17th Test match, the fastest Pakistani to the milestone.

England’s right-arm medium-pacer George Lohmann reached 100 Test wickets in just 16 Test matches in 1896 which still is a world record in Test cricket’s 140-year-old history.

Australia’s Charlie Turner and Clarrie Grimmett and England’s Sydney Barnes each got to the milestone in their 17th Test.

“Just a little late I guess, but very well done @Shah64Y.Double it up now,” Ashwin said.

 

Earlier this month, Ashwin appeared to be a fan of talented Pakistani batsman Babar Azam who has struck three consecutive tons against West Indies. In a message on micro-blogging website Twitter, Ashwin praised Babar’s batting. “Looking forward to see Babar Azam bat tonight. Hopefully we will reach Indore on time to see the game,” Ashwin tweeted. The top Indian Test spinner deserves praise for showing sportsman’s spirit amid escalation of tensions between Pakistan and India.

India’s Anjum Chopra felicitates Yasir Shah

Former skipper of Indian Women’s cricket team Anjum Chopra Sunday congratulated Pakistan’s leg-spinner Yasir Shah for becoming the second joint-fastest bowler to take 100 wickets in all Test cricket. “Congrats @Shah64Y on your achievement @TheRealPCB,” she wrote on her verified Twitter account.  

Yasir Shah dismissed West Indian tail-ender Miguel Cummins to complete 100 wickets in his 17th Test match, the fastest Pakistani to the milestone.

 

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Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology

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