Another set back for Pakistan cricket, says Shoaib Akhtar on Yasir Shah suspension

Yasir, 29, tested positive for banned substance chlortalidone.

Last Updated: Dec 28, 2015, 03:13 AM IST
Another set back for Pakistan cricket, says Shoaib Akhtar on Yasir Shah suspension

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.

Meanwhile, fellow former Pakistan cricketers also prayed and wished Yasir a swift return.

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