Tahir reveals a funny flash back of him, running outside the ground after a wicket
South African right-arm leg-spinner Imran Tahir revealed about a funny incident, where he ran outside the ground after a wicket during a club game in England.
South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir is one of the dominating leggies in world cricket at the moment. At the moment, he is with the Chennai Super Kings team in the ongoing Indian Premier League 2020. The leggie is yet to get a game in the season, as the overseas quota allocation hasn’t offered a single game for him so far.
The leg spinner involved in a feel-good interview with Indian right-arm off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin in later’s YouTube channel. In the interview, the leg-spinner talked about many things, his career with the South African team, earlier life, and about future plans.
In the conversation, Ravichandran Ashwin asked him about his running celebration whenever he takes a wicket. In fact, there is a big fan base for that celebration from the leggie. Imran Tahir smiled and revealed a funny incident that happened 15 years ago when he was playing in England club cricket.
Imran Tahir said that he ran out of the ground during a club game, after taking a wicket and a brilliant catch. He went up to a bank and returned back to the ground. He mentioned that people were laughing at him at that time and he wasn’t aware of what was happening around him.
“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. 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,” the leggie said.
Further in the interview, Tahir expressed his desire to play until as much as he can. When Ashwin asked about his future career, he said he wants to play more and earn more for his family. Also said he wants to have good memories when he looks back at his career.
“Why not? I’ve only got this one chance. I got into cricket to earn for my family and I. 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.” Tahir said.