Leg-spin superstar Yasir Shah is in touching distance of breaking an 82 years old record of the least number of matches taken to breach the 200-wickets landmark. After conjuring up a magical spell of bowling against New Zealand in both innings of the second Test, Yasir has moved up his tally of wickets to 195 across 32 matches.
He thus requires only 5 wickets in less than 4 games to topple the longstanding record set by former Australian cricketer Clarrie Grimmett. This will truly be an astonishing feat for the 32-year-old as he will get a chance to register his name among the legends of the game.
Picking up the 3rd 10-wicket haul of his career in the match against the Kiwis, Yasir now averages 28.23 in the red-ball format and 16 5-wicket hauls under his belt.