Yasir is a fantastic bowler, says Warne

Yasir is a fantastic bowler, says Warne
Australian spin legend Shane Warne; Thomas Brookes, Founder and CEO, Iconiqe; and former England captain Michael Vaughan during a Press conference in Dubai on Tuesday.

Dubai - Australian legend urges Shah to be more patient

By KT Report

Published: Wed 28 Oct 2015, 8:26 PM

Last updated: Thu 29 Oct 2015, 11:10 AM

Talented Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah has a new admirer - Shane Warne. The legendary Australian spinner believes Shah, who played a massive role in Pakistan's dramatic win over England in the second Test on Monday, is a fantastic bowler.
The Australian said he would be keen to spend time with the Pakistan leg-spinner in the nets during his stay in the UAE. Pakistan will play England in the third and final Test of the series in Sharjah from November 1. Pakistan lead the series 1-0, thanks to Yasir's impressive figures in Dubai.
Yasir, who has climbed to No.2 in the world Test rankings, counts Warne as a hero. Warne has previously met Yasir in Adelaide during the World Cup and has chatted with him again. "I would love to have another session with him," he said at the launch of the Icons of Cricket Golf Tournament on Tuesday
"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."
Warne was travelling when Yasir took four wickets, including the last one of Adil Rashid with just 6.3 overs remaining, to clinch the second Test but had seen enough to be further impressed, although he did have some words of advice.
"I think he's a fantastic, wonderful bowler," Warne said. "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."
Warne also had words of encouragement for Rashid who claimed just 2 for 191 in Dubai after almost conjuring a remarkable victory for England in Abu Dhabi with 5 for 64 in the second innings.
"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."


Yasir Shah bowls during the final day of the second Test against England in Dubai.
Yasir Shah bowls during the final day of the second Test against England in Dubai.

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