Here’s how Shane Warne helped Yasir Shah to dismiss Steve Smith in the first Test
Yasir Shah celebrated Smith's dismissal by signalling 'seven' with his fingers.
Published - Nov 25, 2019 11:38 am | Updated - Nov 25, 2019 11:39 am
Australia sealed the victory by a margin of an innings and 5 runs on the 4th day’s play against Pakistan. Babar Azam scored his maiden away Test century batting along with Mohammad Rizwan. The duo added 132 for the 6th wicket. After the dismissal of Babar, Rizwan stitched up a 79-run partnership for the 7th wicket in the process of avoiding the defeat by an innings. However, Pakistan bundled out on the score of 335, steering the hosts to register the win in the first encounter of the two-match Test series.
Australia’s phenomenal performance was fueled by its dominant bowling force and vital batting display. Their seamers looked in sublime touch against the visitors. However, one peculiar thing about the game which surprised many cricket fans what the failure of in-form Steve Smith. The right-hander, who was in superb form in Ashes 2019, was dismissed on just 4 runs by Pakistan’s leg-spinner Yasir Shah. An elated Shah celebrated Smith’s dismissal by signaling ‘seven’ with his fingers, referring that this was the seventh time he had scalped the wicket of the Australian in Tests.
Shane Warne was spotted having a conversation with Yasir Shah
Following Smith’s rare failure, Michael Vaughan, who is working as a commentator for an Australian channel, said that Pakistan may have learnt the trick of dismissing the right-hander by none other than Australian veteran Shane Warne. During his commentary, Vaughan narrated the incident when Warne was spotted having a conversation with Yasir Shah.
“Last night Shane was walking out of the hotel when the Pakistan bus arrived. After a selfie with them all, Shane was in the middle of them all and he had a nice conversation with Yasir Shah and he advised the leg-spinner to bowl a little bit straighter,” narrated Vaughan as quoted by International Business Times.
Warne also revealed that he had given some advice to Yasir, whose potential was spotted by the Australian great in 2014. “I just had a chat and spoke to him about the things I spoke about this morning, bowling a bit straighter, getting your field right and challenging the front pad and the stumps rather than bowling wide of off stump,” said Warne.