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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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MS dhoni with Gibran

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.

Imran Tahir World Cup 2019

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. 

The five spinners can cause serious trouble in the World

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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MS Dhoni is helping me a lot and playing with him is an absolute pleasure, says Imran Tahir

Cricket | Apr 14, 2019, 09:59 PM IST

Imran Tahir with figures of 4 for 27 was one of the architects of CSK's victory over Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday.

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IPL 2019, KKR vs CSK: Chennai bandwagon rolls on as Tahir, Raina star in 5-wicket win over Kolkata

Cricket | Apr 14, 2019, 08:23 PM IST

Imran Tahir grabbed 4/27 while Suresh Raina remained not out on 58 as CSK beat KKR by 5 wickets in Kolkata.

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IPL 2019: CSK pacer Deepak Chahar creates record for most dot balls ever bowled in an IPL match

Cricket | Apr 10, 2019, 01:32 PM IST

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.

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IPL 2019, CSK vs KKR: Harbhajan and Tahir are maturing like old wine, says Dhoni

Cricket | Apr 10, 2019, 12:18 PM IST

CSK won by seven wickets as Harbhajan (2/15) and Tahir (2/21) bowled magnificently to derail the KKR batting.

IPL 2019

Watch: 'Lightning' Dhoni joins Watson and Tahir's sons in playful run sending Twitter into meltdown

Cricket | Apr 07, 2019, 01:13 PM IST

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.

IPL 2019: MS Dhoni is a great leader and a great human being, says Imran Tahir

IPL 2019: MS Dhoni is a great leader and a great human being, says Imran Tahir

Cricket | Apr 01, 2019, 04:35 PM IST

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.

IPL 2019 CSK v RCB

It was nice dismissing Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers: Harbhajan Singh is elated post win against RCB

Cricket | Mar 24, 2019, 09:23 AM IST

Harbhajan was elated that his three wickets were none other than RCB skipper Virat Kohli, the dangerous AB de Villiers and Moeen Ali.


IPL 2019, CSK vs RCB: Bangalore go down to Chennai as Harbhajan, Tahir spin a web around Kohli & Co.

Cricket | Mar 23, 2019, 11:51 PM IST

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.

IPL 2019

IPL 2019: Five players who we might never see playing again in the tournament

Cricket | Mar 20, 2019, 06:05 PM IST

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.

ICC ODI rankings

ICC ODI Rankings: Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah and Rohit Sharma reign supreme while Kedar Jadhav reaches career high

Cricket | Mar 17, 2019, 05:00 PM IST

The all-rounders' table continued to be headed by Rashid Khan, but no Indian figures in the top-5.

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