Imran Tahir was a late bloomer, making his international debut only in 2011 when he was 32. Since then, Tahir never looked back, bagging multiple records, staking his claim for legendary status. He has 61 T20I wickets, the joint most by a South African and most by a Proteas spinner. His best figures of 5/24 against New Zealand is the third best bowling figures South Africa in T20Is.
When he took the field in the 2019 World Cup he became the oldest South African. Apart from the ODI World Cup, Tahir has played all major ICC tournaments, and is one of four players to have picked four or more wickets in all three ICC tournaments. He has been at his best recently, picking up more than 40 wickets in T20s since 2018 and also bagging the Purple Cap in IPL 2019 for the most wickets in the tournament.
Tahir will be playing his second CPL after he played the 2018 CPL with Guyana Amazon Warriors. Fans will look forward to his ‘marathon’ celebration which he brings out after every wicket that he picks.