On a day where the Australian batsmen racked up a mountain of runs against Pakistan, former skipper and world No. 1 batter Steve Smith could register only a single-digit score. A lot was expected from the bat of Smith, but he had to depart for just four runs after being bamboozled by a fuller delivery from leg-spinner Yasir Shah.
As the dejected Smith trudged back to the pavilion evidently annoyed with his poor shot selection, Yasir passionately celebrated the wicket by signaling the number seven with his fingers.
Yasir was soon embraced by his euphoric teammates as the ‘pocket dynamite’ reveled in the rare moment of success for the tourists.
The number ‘seven’ opted by the 33-year-old in fact denotes the number of times the leggie has dismissed the classy player in Test cricket. This is the second-most number of times any bowler has dismissed Smith as Stuart Broad has got the better of him on eight occasions.
The Swabi-born cricketer has bowled to Smith in nine innings and has gotten him out seven times showing he might have an edge over the Aussie batsman.