'Fantastic' Yasir is a bit impatient: Shane Warne

Published: October 28, 2015


Australian spin legend Shane Warne believes Yasir Shah is one of best leg-spinners in the world at the moment and he is willing to meet the Pakistan leg-spinner soon in order to have a bowl with him.

Yasir, who jumped up to the number two position in International Cricket Council’s Test rankings, took eight wickets in the second Test match against England in Dubai which Pakistan won go to 1-0 up in the three-match series.

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His admirer, Warne, meanwhile admired his fluency with the ball and said that Yasir needs to calm down a little bit when he is bowling.

“I would love to have another session with him,” he said at the launch of the Icons of Cricket Golf Tournament on Tuesday, quoted by Khaleej Times.

“If I can find some time this week I’d love to go down and have a bowl with him. I’m looking to get as much practice as I can.

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However, the Australian had a word of advice for him as well.

“I think he’s a fantastic, wonderful bowler,” said Warne.

“Sometimes, from what I’ve seen, he looks a bit impatient – he has all the toys, he just needs to slow down a little bit, take a breath. Just chill out and set a batsman up a little bit more rather than just ripping legbreaks, wrong ‘uns, straight ones, going around the wicket, over the wicket. He just needs to toil away a little more.”

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Warne also praised England leg-spinner Adil Rashid and carved out a comparison between him and the Pakistani leggie.

“They are completely different bowlers, Yasir is a real hustle-and-bustle leg-spinner. To me he’s the best in international cricket at the moment, and Rashid will hopefully get better. He’s not as fluent as someone like Yasir, but that doesn’t mean he’s not as effective. If he gets his confidence up I think he can be a real handful.”

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Reader Comments (7)

  • pakistani
    Oct 28, 2015 - 1:24PM

    great words coming from the legend. I hope BCCI along with ICC are not drawing another plan to ban him. Recommend

  • Cricket Fan
    Oct 28, 2015 - 1:57PM

    PCB should grab the opportunity and offer to fly Warne to UAE at their expense.Recommend

  • pakistani
    Oct 28, 2015 - 2:26PM

    @Cricket Fan:
    what, why?Recommend

  • @Cricket Fan
    Oct 28, 2015 - 2:43PM

    He’s already in UAE, what do you read man?Recommend

  • Arif
    Oct 28, 2015 - 4:46PM

    Looking forward to see Shane and Tendulkar in NY next weekend!Recommend

    Oct 28, 2015 - 5:13PM

    Yasir has only played 11 test matches so far! He has a long way to go, but to have a legend like Shane Warne back him, says a lot about his talent. I am sure he will only get better with time. I have to admit I was concerned whether anybody would be able to fill in the vacancy left by Saeed Ajmal. But it seems Pakistan has found another match winner in Yasir Shah.


  • SNKN
    Oct 28, 2015 - 9:56PM

    Yasir Shah is already blazing trails…. He has greatly helped the team balance… May he continue on his successful cricketing career…Recommend

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