Yasir Shah didnot merely break the 82-year-old record
he smashed it!
On the 4th day of Abu Dhabi final test against New Zealand, he breaks the record by dismissing William Somerville in the early morning,
In his just his 33rd test matches he picked up his 200th Test wicket.
That breaks the record of fastest 200 Test wickets, so long held by another legspinner, Clarrie Grimmett who reached the mark in his 36th Test.
By taking wicket Yasir had already been appreciated by his team members, performing the sajda in the process of acknowledging the landmark.
It was the 27th wicket of the series, with more batsmen to come, he could also break another Pakistan record, for most wickets in a three-Test series. That has been held by another legspinner, Abdul Qadir who took 30 wickets against England in 1987-88.
This series has been an especially rich one for Yasir, and a welcome return to the wickets after an unusually quiet start to the season.