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Hat-trick gives elation to on-fire Imran Tahir

SHARJAH: Leg-spinner Imran Tahir set Sharjah stadium on fire with a hat-trick against Quetta Gladiators which the South African hailed as a "special achievement" as he helped Multan Sultans to a convincing nine-wicket victory. Tahir, who played all his early cricket and Junior World Cup for Pakistan, changed allegiance to South Africa and rose to world's best bowler. Tahir dismissed Hasan Khan, John Hastings and Rahat Ali -- all for nought - to record the second hat-trick of this year's PSL following team-mate Junaid…

Imran Tahir impressed by PSL standards

DUBAI: South African leg-spinner Imarn Tahir praised the standards and organization of the Pakistan Super League, saying he was proud to have taken wickets against batsmen who play spinners well. Tahir, representing Multan Sultans, took 3-19 to help his team fight hard in the defence of a modest 114-run target against Islamabad United. Tahir jolted Islamabad with wickets of Sahibzada Farhan, Asif Ali and Andre Russell and at one point on a hat trick which was avoided. Islamabad rode on a brilliant 48 not out by Hussain…

Cricket South Africa investigates Imran Tahir racial slur

JOHANNESBURG: South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir was allegedly subjected to racial abuse during the fourth One-Day International against India at the Wanderers Stadium last Saturday. In a brief statement, Cricket South Africa said it was aware of video footage of Tahir being circulated on social media. According to the statement: "Imran Tahir was verbally and racially abused by an unknown man. Tahir reported the incident to the stadium security, and was subsequently accompanied by two security personnel to identify…

Independence Cup: Amla, Perera lead World XI T20 win over Pakistan

LAHORE: Sri Lanka all-rounder Thisara Perera hit a towering six off the penultimate ball to steer the World XI to a thrilling seven-wicket win over Pakistan in the second Twenty20 Wednesday. Perera made a whirlwind 19-ball 47 not out with five sixes, while Hashim Amla finished not out 72 off 55 balls to help the World XI overhaul a 175-run target and level the three-match series 1-1 before a packed Gaddafi stadium in Lahore. That left the series intriguingly placed with the final match on Friday, also in Lahore.…

Homegrown Imran Tahir convinced World XI players to tour Pakistan

LAHORE: Proteas leg-spinner Imran Tahir has a special feeling, coming back to the country where he grew up, played his cricket but changed allegiance after not getting the national colours. But the wily spinner is happy that he has convinced some of the World XI players to tour Pakistan for a noble cause -- to help revive international cricket in the country. Tahir revealed that his feedback on security situation in Pakistan helped. "Look all of the players asked me and being a local I told them very positive things…

Imad Wasim becomes top Twenty20 bowler

Pakistan all-rounder Imad Wasim has become the top ranked Twenty20 bowler after South Africa’s Imran Tahir lost the spot in series against England. Tahir slipped two places down as he took only one wicket in two matches against England, giving chance to Imad to displace him to reach to the top position. Imad, enjoyed his first spell at the top of the T20I bowlers rankings. India's Jasprit Bumrah occupied second place. Among the other big movers were Tahir's South Africa team-mate Chris Morris, who jumped up 32 places…

Tahir spins South Africa to New Zealand T20 win

AUCKLAND: Veteran spinner Imran Tahir was the destroyer as South Africa began their tour of New Zealand with an emphatic 78-run victory over the Black Caps in a one-off Twenty20 on Friday. Tahir claimed five wickets as the Proteas skittled New Zealand for 107 with five overs to spare after batting first and scoring 185 for six in their 20 overs. "It's a very special feeling," Tahir said after his man-of-the-match performance at Eden Park, only the third five-wicket haul by a South African in a T20 international.…

ICC reprimands Imran Tahir for displaying Junaid Jamshed’s picture

South Africa’s Imran Tahir has been reprimanded for displaying Junaid Jamshed's picture on his t-shirt during the second Twenty20 International against Sri Lanka in Johannesburg on Sunday. According to an ICC press release, Imran Tahir's act contravened Section G1 of the ICC Clothing and Equipment Rules and Regulations. The act says: “Players and team officials shall not be permitted to wear, display or otherwise convey messages through arm bands or other items affixed to clothing or equipment (“Personal Messages”)…

WATCH: Imran Tahir pays tribute to Junaid Jamshed

JOHANNESBURG: South African leg spinner Imran Tahir paid a tribute to Pakistani religious scholar Junaid Jamshed during the second Twenty20 at Johannesburg, ARY News reported on Monday. Imran Tahir, after dismissing a Sri Lankan batsman, lifted up his team jersey to unveil a shirt worn underneath it which had a picture of the Pakistani religious scholar. Junaid Jamshed and his wife Nayha along with 41 passengers were killed when a Pakistan International Airlines aircraft crashed near Havelian on 7th December, 2016.…