Yasir reacts after scoring maiden Test hundred
Tail-ender batsman Yasir Shah score his first-ever hundred against Australia in the Adelaide Test and batted brilliantly throughout the second day.
When it looked like Pakistan were all set to be bowled out for an embarrassing total in the first innings, tail-ender Yasir came to the rescue as he batted brilliantly to reach to his first-ever Test hundred. Earlier, in-form Babar Azam also played an outstanding innings, but missed his well-deserved ton for only three runs.
Yasir reflected on the innings after the end of day’s play and said that his target was to bat the whole day.
“When we were on our way to the ground in the morning, I had this thought in my mind that I will bat throughout the day,. And if I bat throughout the day, I will make a century. That was exactly what I was talking to my friends Naseem Shah and Muhammad Musa about this morning. Then, I went to the nets and batted, and kept thinking about batting throughout the day.”
“I tried my best to make sure I spend a lot of time at the crease. When you do that, you get set and you find batting becomes easier. It’s tough against this world-class Australian bowling attack, and to score a century against them was good,” he said.
The leg-spinner also had words of praise for David Warner, who scored 335* in the first innings for Australia.
“I was trying to perform at my best even the last time I came here. David Warner played really well to score a triple-ton. He didn’t let me settle and get my lines and lengths. And, at times, he even scored runs of our good balls. And he’s too good a batsman to miss out on our bad balls,” he concluded.