Cricket is literally the food that Pakistanis feed on. Leaving every sport behind, the fan following of our stars and their talent is immense. Ever since the 1992 World Cup win, Pakistan has focused on being the best in the world, and more often than none, we are exactly that!
With the Pakistan Super League about to begin soon, the New Zealand-Pakistan cricket series is happening as we talk. In the first Test between both nations, Pakistan batted first and put on board a mammoth total of 418 runs for 5 wickets after which the innings was declared.
In reply, Pakistan has just bowled out New Zealand for a meager total of 90 runs. The reason? One man, Yasir Shah! The facsimile of Lionel Messi in Pakistan has done the unthinkable. A genuinely marvelous spell that ruined the New Zealand batting order.
Yasir Shah, with figures of only conceding 41 runs in his 12.3 over spell – has taken 8 wonderful wickets. Yes, imagine, 8 wickets in a single inning. People cannot keep their calm in this magical moment and seem shocked, exuberant and hyper at the same time.
This is how the internet is reacting to Yasir Shah taking 8-wickets
“Yasir shah’s magic run through New Zealand nerves. A career-best figure for Yasir shah”
Yasir shah’s magic run through new zealand nerves
Career best figure for Yasir shah
— A Y A Z (@AyazDars) November 26, 2018
“Absolute carnage in Dubai. New Zealand undone for just 90 runs. Career-best for Yasir Shah. 8-40. Extraordinary!”
Absolute carnage in Dubai. New Zealand undone for just 90 runs. Career best for Yasir Shah. 8-40. Extraordinary!
— Zain Khan (@nyaznahk1996) November 26, 2018
“What a spell Yasir Shah. Why do they show Azhar Mahmood whenever any bowler does well. I know he is a bowling coach, but still…
What a spell Yasir Shah. Why do they show Azhar Mahmood whenever any bowler does well. I know he is bowling coach, but still 😂#PAKvNZ
— Ali Wahab (@ali1wahab) November 26, 2018
“Aaaaaaand that’s a cleanup! Yasir Shah has his career best and third best for any Pakistani… RUTHLESS. Love this guy for his wizardry and extreme leg spinning.”
— Wajid Ahmed (@WajidAhmedWajid) November 26, 2018
“Jis level ki Bowling Yasir Shah ne karayi hai, har batsmen 2 2 baariyan bhi karay tou Yasir Shah out kardega!”
Jis level ki Bowling Yasir Shah ne karayi hai, har batsmen 2 2 baariyan bhi karay tou Yasir Shah out kardega
— Aapa (@Aapaconda) November 26, 2018
“Yasir Shah at his very very best Mam historical spell from a very nice man! That’s why we say form is temporary, class is permanent!”
Yasir shah at his very very best Mam historical spell from a very nice man 😊 that's why we called form is temporary class is permanent 😊👏👏💯 https://t.co/2EVRqzNLpm
— Thinker!!!!! (@manishsarangal1) November 26, 2018
Even professionals were amazed by Yasir Shah’s splendid spell. Nobody could react to the fact that from 50 for zero wickets, New Zealand was all out for 90 runs. The unthinkable has just been done by the Pakistani magician that is Yasir Shah!
“New Zealand has lost 10 wickets in 14 overs! And Yasir Shah has 8-41. Has to be among the great collapses in history.”
Seems like a sensational spell from Yasir Shah. Sends New Zealand from 50-0 to 90-9!
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) November 26, 2018
Some, however, as always, were a little political in their tweets. Nonetheless, the idea has been conveyed perfectly here!
“Yasir Shah has done to New Zealand what Imran Khan has done to PML N. First, he put them on the ground and then consigned them to oblivion
Yasir Shah has done to New Zealand what Imran Khan has done to PML N. First, he put them on the ground and then consigned them to oblivion #PAKvNZL
— Feroze Khan (@funtabulousfez) November 26, 2018