‘Bad situations’ to be blamed for my declining graph, says Yasir Shah


A handout file picture of spinner Yasir Shah talking at an occasion.KARACHI: Spinner Yasir Shah mentioned Saturday that the explanations behind his declining  graph have been “bad” pitch situations, as he vowed that he would show he’s “still good enough” through the upcoming two-match Test collection towards South Africa.Speaking throughout an internet press convention after the Pakistan group’s coaching session on Saturday, the 34-year-old bowler defended the decline, saying that these days, he wasn’t getting spin-friendly situations to bowl on.“I am fit and playing. I know that I am 34 but I am doing well for the team. I will try to prove my worth in this series and try to prove here that I still have cricket left in me,” he mentioned.“A bowler’s performance is always linked with the conditions available to him. If spinners aren’t getting any support from the wicket then their role turns into the role of supporting bowlers and fast bowlers lead the attack. I know I’ve not been able to take wickets like I used to do in past, but that doesn’t mean that I bowl that bad,” Yasir mentioned about his current performances.He mentioned that the arrival of a prime group like South Africa is an efficient signal for cricket in Pakistan that and it might give a chance to Pakistani kids who’ve been performing nicely in home cricket.The senior spinner mentioned that the group is getting ready onerous for the collection however added that South African spinner Keshav Maharaj can pose a critical problem to the home aspect.“South Africa’s Maharaj has performed in all conditions and I believe that he can pose a serious threat in the series,” he mentioned.“New spinners are also coming to Pakistan’s camp and it is good to see them emerging and I hope they’ll be able to perform. The new spinners are very good. Nauman has great experience in domestic cricket, Sajid is [good] as well,” he mentioned, in regards to the new induction to the Pakistan squad.Yasir added that ups and downs are a part of any cricketer’s profession. He mentioned he goals to finish 300 Test wickets earlier than he thinks about retirement.“Ups and downs are part and parcel of a cricketer’s career. I am giving my best and making efforts to contribute to the team in whatever role management expects from me,” he concluded by saying.