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Imran Tahir Imran Tahir Height: 1.78m DOB: March 27 1979

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.

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IPL 2021: CSK trio of Faf du Plessis, Dwayne Bravo and Imran Tahir arrives in Dubai

IPL 2021: CSK's Faf du Plessis, Dwayne Bravo and Imran Tahir arrive in Dubai

Cricket | Sep 17, 2021, 10:36 AM IST

Chennai Super Kings will resume their IPL 2021 campaign against defending champions Mumbai Indians on September 19.

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I deserve more respect, says Imran Tahir on T20 World Cup snub

Cricket | Sep 10, 2021, 06:45 PM IST

Tahir was one of the three big omissions alongside Faf du Plessis and Chris Morris from South Africa's squad for the T20 World Cup to be held in Oman and the UAE from October 17 to November 14

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Imran Tahir explains why MS Dhoni is best captain in the game

Cricket | Jan 31, 2021, 10:06 AM IST

The South African spinner says his Chennai Super Kings captain is best in the world as he has in-depth knowledge of the game.

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Imran Tahir pulls out from BBL citing personal reasons

Cricket | Dec 28, 2020, 04:54 PM IST

Tahir's pullout is yet another instance of an international player withdrawing from the BBL this season as it comes in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic.

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BBL: Imran Tahir, Noor Ahmad sign for Melbourne Renegades

Cricket | Oct 30, 2020, 10:08 AM IST

Tahir brings more than 300 T20 matches of experience to the Renegades and will be available for matches after Christmas, the club stated on its website.

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Watch: Imran Tahir tutors RR's Riyan Parag on leg-spin variations

Cricket | Oct 24, 2020, 11:44 AM IST

Imran Tahir took time after the side's game against RR to mentor the young Riyan Parag.

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IPL 2020: Ruturaj opened to accommodate Imran Tahir in the line-up against MI, says CSK coach

Cricket | Oct 24, 2020, 08:51 AM IST

Stephen Fleming says CSK spin bowling has been ineffective and that’s why they brought in overseas spinner Imran Tahir for the game but CSK batting came a cropper in 10-wicket loss to Mumbai Indians.

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IPL 2020 | Was painful to see Faf du Plessis carry drinks last season: Imran Tahir

Cricket | Oct 23, 2020, 04:00 PM IST

Contrary to expectations, CSK are languishing at the bottom place of the points table with just three wins in 10 games so far.

Exclusive | Danish Kaneria names two spinners who will dominate IPL 2020 in UAE

Exclusive | Danish Kaneria names two spinners who will dominate IPL 2020 in UAE

Cricket | Aug 09, 2020, 01:49 PM IST

Danish Kaneria claims that leg-spinners will dominate the upcoming season of Indian Premier League, which is scheduled to start from September 19 in UAE.

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Disappointed not to have played for Pakistan: Imran Tahir

Cricket | Jul 22, 2020, 10:40 PM IST

Tahir moved to South Africa and ended up playing for its national team while also representing various franchises in T20 league the world over.

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Growing up my son will always remember the moment spent with MS Dhoni: Imran Tahir

Cricket | Apr 30, 2020, 05:29 PM IST

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. 

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Day I put on Chennai Super Kings cap was one of the special moments of my life: Imran Tahir

Cricket | Apr 30, 2020, 04:35 PM IST

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.

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Dale Steyn becomes South Africa's leading wicket-taker in T20Is

Cricket | Feb 13, 2020, 11:45 AM IST

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.

It will be quite a hurtful and sad moment for me: Imran Tahir on retiring from ODI's

It will be quite a hurtful and sad moment for me: Imran Tahir on retiring from ODI's

Cricket | Jul 05, 2019, 03:45 PM IST

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.

2019 World Cup

2019 World Cup: Faf du Plessis heaps praise on Imran Tahir after win over Afghanistan

Cricket | Jun 16, 2019, 12:14 PM IST

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.

2019 World Cup

2019 ICC World Cup: Give me the ball in any situation and I will say yes, says Imran Tahir

Cricket | Jun 01, 2019, 10:20 PM IST

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.

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2019 World Cup, ENG vs SA: Tahir creates history, Bairstow follows John Wright in unique record

Cricket | May 30, 2019, 04:42 PM IST

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. 

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World Cup 2019: 5 spinners who can trap batsmen in their web at the World Cup

Cricket | May 16, 2019, 08:08 PM IST

With dry surfaces on offer, spinners will have an important role to play in the World Cup in England and Wales this summer.

IPL 2019: Imran Tahir pips countryman Kagiso Rabada to take 'Purple Cap'

IPL 2019: Imran Tahir pips countryman Kagiso Rabada to take 'Purple Cap'

Cricket | May 13, 2019, 12:01 PM IST

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.

Chennai Super Kings have been brilliant yet again, defying

IPL 2019: Experience overcomes rocky roads as CSK reaches 8th IPL final

Cricket | May 11, 2019, 08:19 PM IST

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.

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