Imran Tahir expresses his gratitude to the fans following the racial slur incident
Tahir, in his tweet, was firm in noting that he has never discriminated anyone based on their color or the religion.
Updated - Feb 12, 2018 8:43 pm
Veteran South Africa cricket Imran Tahir was targeted by a spectator during the recently concluded Pink ODI at the Wanderers, Johannesburg. Tahir was at the target zone of a spectator who passed racial remarks against him. The veteran cricketer was visibly unhappy with the way the fan passed comments to him during the course of the game. Tahir, who was not a part of the playing eleven for the match, was seen having a scuffle with the spectator during the game.
Later, the Cricket South Africa (CSA) confirmed the news about it being a racial slur against Imran Tahir. Reportedly, the spectator passed lewd remarks, following which Tahir reported the incident to the security officials. He also accompanied the officials to the stands to identify the person who had passed the indecent remarks. The security officials took necessary actions following the altercation.
After the game was done and dusted, the CSA released an official statement wherein they condemned any such practices. The CSA were firm in noting that they believe in living in harmony. Tahir also found the cricket fans sympathizing with him on the incident. And now, Imran Tahir has posted a message on the social media site Twitter about the entire gate.
Tahir, in his tweet, was firm in noting that he has never discriminated anyone based on their color or the religion. Furthermore, he thanked the fans for their love and support. Also, Tahir noted that he has played cricket all around the world and has only made friends wherever he has played. Tahir has indeed been a great sportsman showing the right spirit. After the Durban ODI of the ongoing series against India, his gesture for the Indian captain Virat Kohli won a lot of hearts.
Here is what Imran Tahir tweeted:
“Thanking every one for your support and love really humbled. Iam a very simple person who believes in showing love to everyone regardless of country , color or religion. I have played cricket all over the world and have only made friends. Much love,” Imran Tahir wrote in his tweet.
Thanking every one for your support and love really humbled.Iam a very simple person who believes in showing love to everyone regardless of country , color or religion.I have played cricket all over the world and have only made friends.Much love ?
— Imran Tahir (@ImranTahirSA) February 12, 2018