New Delhi: Former Pakistani legend Shoaib Akhtar expressed his sadness on leg-spinner Yasir Shah who was provisionally suspended by the ICC after failing a drugs test.
Yasir, 29, tested positive for banned substance chlortalidone following the second one-day international against England in Abu Dhabi last month.
He has been provisionally suspended by governing body the International Cricket Council (ICC) "pending the outcome of the disciplinary process".
Akhtar stated on Twitter that it was a big set back for Pakistani cricket and that he is so down after hearing the news.
Omg... Yasir shah caught in dope test .. Another set back for Pakistan cricket .. So down to hear that news...
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) December 27, 2015
Meanwhile, fellow former Pakistan cricketers also prayed and wished Yasir a swift return.
Disappointed to hear about Yasir Shah's suspension. Our prayers and support are with you see u soon on the pitch again.
— Saqlain Mushtaq (@Saqlain_Mushtaq) December 27, 2015
It's sad to see that due 2ignorance & irresponsibility we lose such valuable players.My prayers are with # yasirShah to pull through this 1
— Azhar Mahmood (@AzharMahmood11) December 27, 2015
Earlier this month, Yasir was named in the ICC's Test team of the year. Since making his international debut in 2011, Yasir has played in 12 Tests and 15 one-day internationals.
Yasir has taken 76 Test wickets and 18 in one-day internationals