Yasir Shah Biography, Cricket Career, Family, Wife, Kids, Last ODI, Last Test, Age, Net Worth

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Yasir Shah Biography

FULL NAME:                 Yasir Shah

PROFESSION:               Bowler

Batting Style:                Right-hand bat

Bowling Style:              Right-arm leg break

Net Worth:                   $5.6 million.

Date of Birth:               May 2, 1986,

Age:                             33 years

Birth Place:                   Swabi

Zodiac sign:                 Taurus

Nationality:                  Pakistani

Yasir Shah is a Pakistani cricketer. Yasir Shah is an international cricketer who represents Pakistan in Test cricket and ODI cricket. Yasir Shah is master in leg break spin bowler. Yasir’s bats right-handed and bowls right-arm leg break. His best execution in Test cricket is 41/8 against New Zealand in one inning. His best performance in ODI cricket is 26/6 against Zimbabwe. In batting, he has just a single Century which he made against Australia.

Family Info & Education:

Yasir Shah was born in Swabi, KPK, Pakistan on May 2 1986. Yasir Shah belongs to a Bondizai Pashtun family in Swabi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in 1986. Yasir is the cousin of Pakistani fast bowler Junaid Khan just as of Australian leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed. Yasir is a skilled Right-arm Leg-Spin bowler and a decent batsman. Yasir made his top of the line debut at 15 years old in 2002 yet needed to trust that nine years will speak to Pakistan in international cricket. Yasir played for Pakistan Customs from 2001 to 2009 and for Abbottabad Rhinos after that. Yasir additionally played for Pakistan A side.

Professional Career:

In February 2002, Yasir Shah made his top of the line debut. Yasir Shah has played for numerous teams in the Pakistani top of the line domestic cricket circuit, including the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa cricket team, Abbottabad Rhinos, Pakistan Customs cricket team and Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited. Yasir Shah has also played cricket for the Pakistan A cricket team. He was chosen to play for Brisbane Heat, alongside with Pakistani Shadab Khan, for the 2017–18 Big Bash League season. On Sep 14 2011, Yasir Shah made his introduction in an ODI coordinate against Zimbabwe getting two wickets. Yasir made his T20 International presentation against Zimbabwe soon after two days of his ODI debut. 

Shah is the joint-second fastest bowler throughout the entire existence of Test cricket to take 100 wickets, just as additionally being the fastest to get 200 wickets, having broken the record set by Australian bowler Clarrie Grimmett. He is an expert leg break spin bowler and is known for his leg spinners, flippers and googlies. Shane Warne sees him as perhaps the best spinner in current cricket. He was conceived in Swabi in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in 1986. 

On Sep 14 2011, Yasir Shah played his first international match, the third round of the one-day international series on Pakistan’s visit through Zimbabwe. In the game, Yasir took 2 for 51 runs (10 overs). The wickets were of Zimbabwean opener Vusi Sibanda and star wicketkeeper-batsman Tatenda Taibu. In October 2013, His test debut came against Australia where he got three and four wickets in the first and the second innings separately. 

On Oct 22 2014, Yasir made his Test coordinate presentation for Pakistan against Australia in the United Arab Emirates. During Pakistan’s visit through Sri Lanka, Yasir turned into the fastest Pakistani bowler to step through 50 Examination wickets. During Pakistan’s series against New Zealand, Yasir turned into the fastest bowler to step through 200 wickets in Examinations, breaking an 82-year old record in December 2018. 

In the five Tests that he played in that season, he took 27 wickets and took his lady five-wicket pull in Tests. He has extraordinary details in Test cricket, as he has taken 165 wickets in only 28 matches with 13 five-wicket hauls. He turned into the fastest Pakistani bowler to guarantee 50 Test wickets. He is the fifth-fastest bowler throughout the entire existence of Test cricket to take 100 wickets. 

Yasir Shah turned into the joint second-fastest bowler to 150 Test wickets in September 2017. Yasir was named Pakistan Cricket Board’s Test Player of the Year in the year 2017.

Net Worth: $5.6 million.

Yasir Shah Work:

International information

National side

Pakistan (2011–present)

Test debut (cap 219)

22 October 2014 v Australia

Last Test

7 February 2020 v Bangladesh

ODI debut (cap 188)

14 September 2011 v Zimbabwe

Last ODI

11 May 2019 v England

ODI shirt no.


T20I debut (cap 44)

16 September 2011 v Zimbabwe

Last T20I

18 September 2011 v Zimbabwe

Yasir Shah Bio/Wiki

Nickname:                   Yasir 

Gender:                       Male 

Birth Place:                  Swabi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan 

Current Residence:     Swabi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Hometown:                 Swabi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan 

Famous For:                He is an international cricketer from Pakistan

Yasir Shah Body Stats

Height (approx.):         5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)

Weight (approx.):        75kg

Eye Color:                    Brown

Hair Color:                   Black

Education / Qualifications

School:                                    Quaid-e-Azam Public School, Swabi

College:                                  Swabi College, Swabi

Educational Qualifications:    Graduate

Family Info

Father:             Said Khaki Shah

Mother:           N/A

Brother:           Kifayat Shah

Sister:              N/A

Cricket Career of Yasir Shah

Test: Australia v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC), Oct 22-26, 2014

ODI: Zimbabwe v Pakistan at Harare, Sep 14, 2011

T20: Zimbabwe v Pakistan at Harare, Sep 16, 2011

Jersey Number: 86

Domestic/State Teams: Abbottabad Rhinos, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province, Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited

PSL Team: Peshawar Zalmi, Lahore Qalandars

Nature on the field: Calm

Affairs / Relationship

Marital Status:            Married

Wife:                           N/A

Marriage Date:           N/A

Children:                    Yawar Shah

Favorite Things

Hobbies:                                             Listening to music, traveling

Favorite Cricketers:                             Shane Warne

Most Favorite Sportspersons:            N/A

Favorite Food:                                    non-vegetarian

Favorite Color:                                   Brown

Yasir Shah Awards and Recognitions

  • In PCB awards 2017 Yasir Shah received PCB’s Test Player of the Year.
  • Yasir Shah got Sitara-i-Imtiaz in acknowledgment of his extraordinary performance in the field of cricket.
  • Yasir became the fastest cricketer to take 200 Test wickets, breaking an 82-year-old record.
  • Yasir Shah holds the for the fastest Pakistani to take 50 Test Wickets.
  • Yasir is quickest Asian to 100 Test Wickets
  • Yasir Shah is First Asian to take 10-Wickets at Lord

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