The man in news, Yasir Shah, is expecting more success and with it the fastest century of wickets in Test cricket as Pakistan take on England in the second Test at Old Trafford from Friday.
The 30-year-old took 6-72 and 4-69 in Pakistan’s 75-run win in the first Test at Lord’s and has now become a headache for England who are trying to level the four-match series.
England have also brought in leggie Adil Rasheed in their 12 for the second Test and also took help from former Pakistani spinner Saqlain Mushtaq to help them counter Yasir.
And the prospect of a turning pitch encourages Yasir further.
“I bowled on the side track of the main pitch and there was bounce as well as turn, so I hope that it will give bounce and turn so its good,” Yasir told scoreline.org.
He didn’t show any sign of worries on England hiring Saqlain.
No, its not a worry. I am focused on my bowling. I have to repeat my action and I am thinking about that only. I have to deliver and I am not worried on what they are doing. I have a job at hand and I will tryo to do it like I ddi at Lord’s.”
So was he expecting that success.
“I am thankful to Almighty Allah. Getting wickets like I did at Lord’s was great. I had great support from the Pakistanis who are settled here as well as Britishers, so it was great and they are praying for more success at Old Trafford as well.”
Now the British media is also praising him, which is satisfying for him.
“Yes, that’s great and to have come here and perform and get this praise is great
The prospect of breaking a century old record of fastest to 100 Test wicketsis also a motivation for the Pakistani leg spinner.
England’s George Lohmann achieved the target in 1896 in 16 Tests. Yasir has 86 in 13 Tests.
“I will give it my best effort. I have three matches, two to break that record so I have to plan for that 14 in two Tests and make my plans and will try to apply them.”