ABU DHABI: Star leg-spinner Yasir Shah on Thursday, has set a new record by becoming the fastest bowler of the world to take 200 wickets in the Test matches.
Yasir Shah has broken the 82 years old record of Australian leg-spinner Clarrie Grimmett’s world record of 200 wickets in 36 Tests achieved in 1936; Yasir Shah achieved the milestone during the ongoing third and final Test against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi.
Yasir, currently playing his 33rd Test, now leads the list after usurping Australia’s Clarrie Grimmet, who reached the 200-wicket mark in 36 matches.
Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is third on the list with 37 Test matches whereas Australian great Dennis Lillee and Pakistan legend Waqar Younis share fourth place having taken 200 Test wickets in 38 Test matches each.
The 32-year-old has had a superb series against New Zealand, claiming 27 wickets in the tournament — his best-ever tally in any three-match series.