The story of Pakistan’s unique leg spinner Yasir Shah
18.07.16 - Rehan Ulhaq

He was disgracefully banned from cricket for his actions at this ground almost six years ago. Six years later, he cleans up the last English batsman to seal Pakistan’s first win at Lords in 20 years – his name is Mohammad Amir. His captain, the man who stabilized this Pakistan team and turned it into world beaters, already has a hundred to his name in this match – his name is Misbah-ul-Haq.

But this day, this victory doesn’t belong to either of those two names, it belongs to a man unknown to much of the world until two years ago, a man who has his name on an honor’s board where Shane Warne doesn’t – his name is Yasir Shah and this is his story.

Yasir Shah made his first-class debut in 2002, and it took him nine years to be selected for international cricket. The start was hardly impressive, he was ...




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