Edited By Tarun Vats | Agencies Updated: 22 Jul 2020, 09:25:00 PM IST
Lahore-born leg-spinner Imran Tahir, who has made significant contributions to South African cricket for a long time, is disappointed that he did not get a chance to play for Pakistan. He played early cricket in this country.
Tahir later moved to South Africa and played in several T20 leagues around the world besides his national team. Tahir told Geo Super, 'I used to play cricket in Lahore and his role in where I am today was important. I played most of my cricket in Pakistan but I did not get a chance there for which I am disappointed. '
Tahir, 41, also played for Pakistan Under-19 and Pakistan 'A' team before moving to South Africa. He said that he went to South Africa at the behest of his wife Sumaya Dildar.
He said, “It was difficult to leave Pakistan but God bless and more credit goes to my wife for playing for South Africa.” Tahir has played for South Africa in 20 Tests, 107 ODIs and 38 T20 Internationals respectively. Took 57, 173 and 63 wickets. He retired from the ODI format after the ICC World Cup last year.