Imran Tahir is likely one of the favourites of the Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) loyalists. The South African wears his coronary heart on his sleeve and his wicket celebrations are already the stuff of legends — each have which have endeared him to the CSK followers. Few CSK gamers, like MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, have been given nicknames by the franchise and its followers, and Tahir is amongst them as effectively. He goes by the identify of ‘Parasakthi Categorical’. Whereas CSK let go of some huge names, they determined to retain the South African spinner regardless of him taking part in simply three matches in IPL 2020 within the UAE. On Friday, CSK shared a video of Tahir talking about his return to IPL and a few pictures of him bowling within the nets. However what caught the followers’ eye was the brand new hairdo he was sporting.
— Chennai Tremendous Kings (@ChennaiIPL) April 9, 2021
Chennai followers got here in numbers to specific their pleasure at seeing Tahir again within the CSK yellow, whereas many others went gaga over his “lion” hair.
Imran Tahir legit trying like a lion, he accommodates the actual CSK spirit inside him.
Noticed him bowling yesterday through the CSK coaching stay stream and appears to be ingreat contact. Hope he goes on to carry out effectively and ship, at any time when referred to as upon!
— Aditya Singh Rawat (@Catslayer_999) April 9, 2021
— VaishnaviRaina (@Vaishu_Raina3) April 9, 2021
Noticed him bowling yesterday through the CSK coaching stay stream and appears to be ingreat contact. Hope he goes on to carry out effectively and ship, at any time when referred to as upon! Elevating handsYellow coronary heart
— Akshay Akash (@AkshayA85458606) April 9, 2021
— SINTU SINGH TOMAR (@sintu94) April 9, 2021
— DIPTI MSDIAN (@DhonisAdorer) April 9, 2021
Regardless of the sluggish nature of pitches within the UAE, Tahir was chosen to play simply 3 times in IPL 2020. With the overseas quota being crammed largely by the likes of Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Sam Curran and Dwayne Bravo.
Within the three matches that he performed, Tahir may choose up only one wicket however bowled economically — going at 6.90 runs per over.
This yr as effectively, Tahir may see his taking part in time be restricted to only a few matches. CSK purchased Moeen Ali within the public sale and perhaps, he might be an everyday within the workforce because of his all-round talents.
Sam Curran’s magical knock towards India within the ultimate ODI, has all however assured him of a spot within the taking part in XI whereas Faf du Plessis, Dwayne Bravo, Lungi Ngidi, Mitchell Santner and Jason Behrendorff will combat with Tahir for the remaining abroad slots.
Chennai Tremendous Kings, who completed seventh within the IPL Factors Desk final yr, start their IPL 2021 marketing campaign towards final season’s runners-up Delhi Capitals on the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on Saturday.