Mohammad Imran Tahir is a 42-year-old Pakistani-South African cricketer. Born on 27 March 1979

Tahir is an all-rounder, spinner bowls that predominantly bowls googlies and is a right-handed batsman.

On 15 June 2016, he became the primary South African bowler who took seven wickets in an ODI

Also, he is the fastest South African to succeed in 100 ODI wickets, 58 matches.

On 17 February 2017, he became the fastest South African cricketer to achieve 50 T20I wickets.

On 4 March 2017, against New Zealand he got 2 wickets for 14 runs from 10 over’s in an ODI.

Career

Domestic Career

Imran Tahir was 16-year-old when he was selected in the Pakistan U19 team by playing in local games.

His domestic career began in 2003 when he played for Middlesex within the County Championship.

That was the start of his domestic career for the leg spinner.

He moved to an African country for a couple of years; later but continued to play for the Lahore Lions.

In 2007 he switched his team to Yorkshire.

Within the same year, he played for the Titans in the South African domestic competition.

However, he changed his country team another time and registered to play for Hampshire in 2008.

Before moving to Nottinghamshire in 2015, he spent 6 years with the team.

However, in 2010 he was in the Warwickshire before coming.

His amazing performances for Hampshire and for Dolphins in African domestic tournaments let him in the national for South Africa.

Tahir yet again changed his country team and so joined Derbyshire in 2017.

In 2018, he visited Durham so to Surrey in 2019.

International Achievements

  1. First South African to take seven wickets in an ODI innings
  2. Fastest South African to get to 100 ODI wickets (58 matches)
  3. Fastest South African to get to 50 T20I wickets
  4. Most economical bowling figures in an ODI (14 runs in 10 overs)
  5. Fourth South African to take a hat-trick in ODIs
  6. Joint highest wicket-taker in ICC T20 World Cup 2014 (12 wickets)
  7. Oldest South African to play in the ICC ODI World Cup (40y 64d in WC 2019)
  8. Highest wicket-taker for South Africa in World Cups (39 wickets)

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