The veteran leg-spinner Imran Tahir, of Pakistani origin, enjoying worldwide cricket for South Africa, continues to be not in hassle to play for Pakistan. Tahir grew up in Lahore, Pakistan and lived on this metropolis until 2005. He additionally performed for the Pakistan Under-19 crew and likewise represented Pakistan-A, however couldn’t play for the senior crew.
He credit his spouse Sumayya Dildar for coming to South Africa in 2005. After following the legislation of dwelling within the nation for 4 years, Tahir was eligible to play for South Africa.
'I didn't get an opportunity to play in Pakistan's nationwide crew'
Tahir advised Geo Super, 'I used to play cricket in Lahore and it has been an enormous hand in the place I’m today. <! –
I performed loads of cricket in my profession in Pakistan however I didn’t get an opportunity to play within the nationwide crew right here, I’m very disillusioned. It was troublesome to determine to go away Pakistan, however Allah has favored me and the credit score for coming to South Africa goes to my spouse.
Played 107 ODIs for South Africa
Tahir has performed 107 ODIs, 38 T20s and 20 Test matches for South Africa and has taken 173, 63 and 57 wickets respectively. After the ICC World Cup final 12 months, he retired from his ODI profession.