Taibu set to make a return to professional cricket
Former Zimbabwe captain Tatenda Taibu is set to make a return to professional cricket and surprisingly he will play for a Sri Lankan first-class side.
The 35-year old decided to make a comeback at the age of 35 and gave credit to his son for encouraging him to make a return.
Taibu, who now lives in the United Kingdom, said:
“I have said many times that my life is not guided by emotion or well-set plans, but I believe I am led by a voice inside my heart which I cannot ignore. My son Tatenda jnr also often asks how I used to play, now that he has taken a liking to the sport. He didn’t really get the chance to see me as he was too young at the time. I have stayed extremely fit and healthy and feel I’m still one of the fittest cricketers around, so I thought maybe I can let him see for himself how I can perform.”
The former Zimbabwe captain has an immense contribution to the national side and he also became the Test cricket’s youngest-ever captain in 2004 at the age of 21. Taibu played 28 Tests, 150 ODIs and 17 T20Is for Zimbabwe and he retired from International cricket back in 2014.
Taibu was also named convener of selectors in 2017 for the Zimbabwe national side but the heartbreaking 3-run defeat against UAE which ended their hopes of playing in the 2019 World Cup saw him along with head coach Heath Streak and skipper Graeme Cremer being sacked by the board.