R Ashwin wishes Yasir Shah luck for breaking his own record

Yasir Shah has played 16 Tests and is set to become the fastest Asian bowler to reach 100 wickets in the longer format of the game.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: October 15, 2016 1:04 pm
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Yasir Shah is all set to break Ravichandran Ashwin’s record for the becoming the fastest Asian player to reach 100 Test wickets and Ashwin himself wished the bowler on the occasion. “Good luck, may the force be with him. He is such a delight to watch,” said Ashwin on twitter.

Ashwin has recently been lauded for his performance against New Zealand. The off-spinner took 27 wickets in the series, of which 13 scalps came in the third match alone. His performance earned him the man of the series and also helped him regain his number one spot in the ICC Test rankings for bowlers. Indian also reclaimed the number one spot in ICC Test rankings with their series whitewash against New Zealand.

All eyes will now be on Yasir Shah when he takes the field for Pakistan against West Indies in the first of a three-match Test series to be played in the UAE. Shah has played 16 Tests so far and is only five wickets away from reaching 100 wickets and in the process, overtake Ashwin to become the fastest Asian bowler to reach the milestone. Amongst those wishing him luck for reaching the milestone was Ashwin himself.


Pakistan had briefly taken the number one spot in Test rankings but India retook the position with comprehensive wins in their first and second Test matches against New Zealand. The third match, which ended on Saturday, saw India winning by 321 runs on the back of a double-century knock by captain Virat Kohli in the first innings followed by a bowling masterclass from Ravichandran Ashwin.

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  1. Mahesh Gohil
    Oct 17, 2016 at 1:37 pm
    We always show courtesy to person who hates. Its in our culture to give respect even to enemy who performs not like you s who constantly send venoms in india in the for m of terrorists. If terrorists thinks they have guts to face Indian army might then come in open and have a war. We have defeated pak in the past and ready to repeat history if you want. India and stan got independence on the same time but look where is india and where is stan. No comparison at all. Except the fact that stan creates terrorists and india creates satellites and send person on mars and moon mission. This is major difference in culture. Ask the terrorists to come in open war on india if they have guts. Why hiding and killing soldiers. But i think people in stan now supporting terrorists in the name of false propaa of terrorists. If stan really want to defeat India then defeat india by surping india in growth and prosperity not just mouth barking (Which never happens i guess since terrorism is running in the blood of stan people. They have forgotten true message of quaran and now reading Quran created by Terrorists)
    1. K
      Oct 14, 2016 at 8:09 am
      Indians shoul boycott s at all levels and shoud not praise them
      1. R
        Oct 13, 2016 at 11:42 am
        Thats the character of an Indian, where a stan captain talk about snatching number one position from India and our Ashwin is wishing to Yashir to break his own record.
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