Immy as he is popularly known moved to South Africa from Pakistan to marry the love of his life. But the journey also gave his career a different shape as he started playing for the Proteas from the 2011 World Cup. When called into the Test side Tahir couldn't do much on the pace-friendly wickets of the country and was once dropped after bagging the most expensive bowling figures in Test history without getting a wicket. However, his success in the shorter formats coincided with South Africa's rise post the 2015 WC and has made Tahir a star not just in the country but all around the world. He has played for over 20 cricket teams in a number of leagues around the world and his wicket celebrations are a treat to watch.read more
Talking to Chennai Super Kings in a live YouTube chat, Imran was shown a photo of Dhoni playing with Gibran. It was following a league-stage match against Kings XI Punjab.
Tahir also said every time he turned up for Chennai Super Kings it gave him goosebumps and the family atmosphere in the IPL team is something which he has never got anywhere else.
During the third over of England's run-chase of 178, Steyn got the wicket of Jos Buttler and in the process surpassed former leg-spinner Imran Tahir's tally of 61.
Tahir will look to finish on a high and help his side to just a third win in the competition in the match against Australia, the leg spinner feels goodbye to be the saddest word.
Man-of-the-match Imran Tahir (4/29) and Chris Morris (3/13) wreaked havoc to bundle out Afghanistan for a meagre 125 and then win by 9 wickets.
In South Africa's opener against England, the 40-year-old leg-spinner responded in emphatic style, removing Jonny Bairstow with only the second delivery of the match.
Imran Tahir has created World Cup history, and Bairstow became the only second player after former Indian coach John Wright to make a unique record.
With dry surfaces on offer, spinners will have an important role to play in the World Cup in England and Wales this summer.
Imran Tahir finished IPL 2019 with 26 wickets from 17 games while Kagiso Rabada had 25 to his name from 12 games for Delhi Capitals.
MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings reached yet another IPL final, and will take on arch-rivals Mumbai Indians in a riveting showdown for the trophy.
Imran Tahir with figures of 4 for 27 was one of the architects of CSK's victory over Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday.
Imran Tahir grabbed 4/27 while Suresh Raina remained not out on 58 as CSK beat KKR by 5 wickets in Kolkata.
The 26-year-old was also able to bowl five dot balls in the 19th over of the Knight Riders' innings and he was able to bog down the big-hitter Andre Russell.
CSK won by seven wickets as Harbhajan (2/15) and Tahir (2/21) bowled magnificently to derail the KKR batting.
It is well-known that India's two-time World Cup-winning skipper is comfortable around kids and his videos with daughter Ziva Dhoni often go viral.
The South African also credited Dhoni for living up to his reputation of being one the best finishers in the world and a good tactician.
Harbhajan was elated that his three wickets were none other than RCB skipper Virat Kohli, the dangerous AB de Villiers and Moeen Ali.
On a tricky pitch that assisted slow bowlers, RCB were shot out for 70 in 17.1 overs, a target that CSK achieved in 17.4 overs.
The 2019 season meanwhile, could also be the last time when fans will witness some of their favourite stars in action in the cash-rich league.
The all-rounders' table continued to be headed by Rashid Khan, but no Indian figures in the top-5.