Imran Tahir is without doubt one of the favourites of the Chennai Super 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 nicely. He goes by the identify of ‘Parasakthi Express’. While CSK let go of some massive names, they determined to retain the South African spinner regardless of him enjoying 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 photographs of him bowling within the nets. But what caught the followers’ eye was the brand new hairdo he was sporting.
— Chennai Super 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.
Saw him bowling yesterday through the CSK coaching dwell stream and appears to be ingreat contact. Hope he goes on to carry out nicely and ship, every time known as upon!
— Aditya Singh Rawat (@Catslayer_999) April 9, 2021
— VaishnaviRaina (@Vaishu_Raina3) April 9, 2021
Saw him bowling yesterday through the CSK coaching dwell stream and appears to be ingreat contact. Hope he goes on to carry out nicely and ship, every time known as upon! Raising handsYellow coronary heart
— Akshay Akash (@AkshayA85458606) April 9, 2021
— SINTU SINGH TOMAR (@sintu94) April 9, 2021
— DIPTI MSDIAN (@DhonisAdorer) April 9, 2021
Despite the gradual nature of pitches within the UAE, Tahir was chosen to play simply thrice in IPL 2020. With the international quota being crammed largely by the likes of Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Sam Curran and Dwayne Bravo.
In the three matches that he performed, Tahir may decide up only one wicket however bowled economically — going at 6.90 runs per over.
This yr as nicely, Tahir may see his enjoying time be restricted to just some matches. CSK purchased Moeen Ali within the public sale and possibly, he shall be an everyday within the group because of his all-round skills.
Sam Curran’s magical knock in opposition to India within the remaining ODI, has all however assured him of a spot within the enjoying XI whereas Faf du Plessis, Dwayne Bravo, Lungi Ngidi, Mitchell Santner and Jason Behrendorff will combat with Tahir for the remaining abroad slots.
Chennai Super Kings, who completed seventh within the IPL Points Table final yr, start their IPL 2021 marketing campaign in opposition to final season’s runners-up Delhi Capitals on the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on Saturday.
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