Imran Tahir reveals an incident when he ran out of the park after picking up a wicket

Imran Tahir reveals an incident when he ran out of the park after picking up a wicket

Tahir doesn't have any plans for retirement and wants to play as much as he can.

Imran Tahir
Imran Tahir. (Photo: IANS)

South African spinner Imran Tahir is known to be a match-winner with the ball in hand. The leg-spinner hasn’t played a whole lot of Test cricket, but he has managed to show his class in ODIs and T20Is. He is currently a part of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). However, he hasn’t gotten a chance to be a part of the playing eleven.

Recently, Tahir spoke to Indian tweaker Ravi Ashwin on the latter’s YouTube channel. During the interaction with Ashwin, who’s a part of the Delhi Capitals (DC), Tahir revealed an incident when he ran out of the ground after picking up his wicket. Apart from his wicket-taking prowess, the Pakistan-born is also known for his fiery celebrations, exuding passion.

I don’t know how people see it, says Imran Tahir

“I call it pure passion. I don’t know where it comes from. In club cricket in England, 15 years ago, after a wicket and a brilliant catch, I ran out of the ground, on the bank, to the road. I had to walk back. People were laughing,” Tahir told.

“I didn’t know. It was funny, but that’s how I’ve been. I don’t know how people see it. There’s no celebration plan. Every wicket is important,” he stated.

Tahir also doesn’t have plans for retirement for the time being. He wants to keep playing the game to take care of his family.

“Why not? I’ve only got this one chance. I got into cricket to earn for my family and me. I have to cash in as much as I can. If I work hard, why not? As long as I can go. I want to be proud of myself. Oldest cricketer in the world,” the veteran added.

It has come as a surprise that Tahir hasn’t played a single match despite being CSK’s leading wicket-taker in 2019. However, with Dwayne Bravo being ruled out due to a groin injury, Tahir will be hoping to get into the playing eleven. In his career, Tahir has picked 380 wickets from 301 T20s with 10 four-wicket hauls and two fifers.