Yasir wants face-off with Ashwin
Wily Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah on Monday wished he had a Test face off with magician Indian offie Ravichandaran Ashwin in a battle of two fast wicket-taking spinners.
Shah became the joint-second fastest to 100 wickets in all Test cricket when he took 5-121 in his 17th match against West Indies in the first day-night Test in Dubai on Sunday.
Shah said Asiwn's best luck message was an inspiration.
"Yes, he had said good luck so I am thankful," Shah said of the Indian master's tweet.
"It's naturally motivating when a great bowler who is second fastest to 200 tweets a good luck message and it's really a great motivation for me."
Shah said he wishes he play against Ashwin.
"Every Pakistani and Indian player has this wish to play against each other," said Shah. "I have not played a Test against India so it's my wish."