Yasir Shah (Pakistani Cricketer): Wife, Age, Height, Records, Controversies and More

Published on: Jan 28, 2020 6:07 pm IST|Updated on: Jan 28, 2020 6:08 pm IST

The ‘Googly-master’ of Pakistan cricket team, Yasir Shah made his first-class debut in February 2002 but had to wait for nine years to play his first international cricket. But after only an ODI and two T20s he was again vanished, seemingly forgotten forever. However, he made an extraordinary comeback when the Pakistani team was facing a crisis in the form of Saeed Ajmal who got banned for chucking in 2014.

Yasir then not just grabbed the golden opportunity but made everyone forget the absence of Ajmal. His 12 wickets in the debut series at an average of just over 17.00 which helped Pakistan shattering Australia with a series win of 2-0, established his strong position in the team.

Full Name: Yasir Shah
Nickname: N/A
Role: Bowler
Batting: Right-handed
Bowling: Right-arm leg- break

Cricket Career


Test Debut: On 22nd October 2014 in Pakistan vs Australia in Dubai
ODI Debut: On 14th September 2011 in Pakistan vs Zimbabwe at Harare, Zimbabwe
T20 Debut: On 16th September 2014, in Pakistan vs Zimbabwe at Harare, Zimbabwe
Major Teams: Pakistan, Abbottabad Rhinos, Brisbane Heat, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province, Lahore Qalandars, Pakistan A

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In 2015, Yasir once again proved his worth in the team when Pakistan whitewashed Sri Lanka in the test series with 3-0. In the series, Shah took 24 wickets (9 wickets in the first test, 8 in the second test, and 7 in the third test). He also became “Man of the Series.”

In 2018, he was one of the thirty-three players, who were awarded the central contract for the 2018-19 season by the Pakistan Cricket  Board (PCB).


In 2015, Yasir Shah was found guilty in an anti-doping rule violation under the ICC Anti-Doping Code. He was immediately suspended from Pakistan vs England series, after failing a drug test.


  • In June, Yasir became the fastest Pakistani bowler to complete 50 Test match wickets in just 9 Test match.
  • Following this, in 2016 he became the first leg-spinner in 49 years to take a five-wicket haul in the first inning of the Test match at Lord’s.
  • October 2016, see him becoming the 2nd fastest bowler to take 100 Test wickets, which he picked in just 17 Test matches.
  • In 2016, he was ranked No.1 bowler in the ICC list of Test Bowlers.
  • Yasir Shah in December 2018, broke the 82-year old record of the Australian leg-spinner “Clarrie Grimmett” by taking 200 wickets in just 33 matches.
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Personal Life

Date of Birth: 2nd May 1986
Current Age:
33 years 271 days (as of 2020)
Birth Place: North-West Frontier Province (present Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)
Nationality: Pakistani
Address: Swabi, Kyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Domestic Teams: Pakistan Customs, Rest of North-West Frontier Province, Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited, Trinbago Knight Riders
Religion: Islam

Educational Qualification

School: Quaid-e-Azam Public School, Swabi
College/ University: Swabi College, Swabi
Qualification: Graduate


Father: Said Khaki Shah
Occupation: Farmer
Mother: N/A
Coach: Mickey Arthur
Girlfriend: N/A
Marital Status: Marries
Wife: N/A
Children: Son- Yawar Shah
Daughter- One (Name not known)

Source: Facebook

Physical Attributes

Height: 5′ feet 6″ inches
Weight: 75 kg
Chest: 40 inches
Waist: 32 inches
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black

Net Worth: N/A


Cricketer: Shane Watson
Food Habit: Non-Vegetarian
Hobbies: Travelling, Listening to Music

Lesser Known Facts

Yasir is the cousin of his fellow cricketers- Fawad Ahmed and Junaid Khan.


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