Currently the oldest cricketer to participate in the ongoing 2019 World Cup, South Africa’s Imran Tahir has been a brilliant servant for the Proteas. The 40-year-old, who is presently ranked at no. 4, has frequently bamboozled batsmen with his wide arsenal of spin variations.
The Lahore-born cricketer had a tiring journey as he made his international debut at the ripe age of 32. Toiling long and hard in Pakistan’s domestic circuit, Tahir never got a chance to break into the national side and was left distraught after being repeatedly left out.
Remembering his time in Lahore, Tahir recalled playing in the streets and focusing his efforts on playing at the biggest level. He then moved to South Africa along with his wife, and got citizenship in 5 years after which the rest is history in terms of Tahir’s cricketing achievements.