Imran Tahir Biography
Imran Tahir had played for Pakistan Under-19s. However, his romantic interests made him leave for South Africa. It was perhaps a blessing in disguise, since his career would have clashed with Saeed Ajmal. While playing for Titans (and later Dolphins), Tahir earned contracts for Staffordshire, Yorkshire, Hampshire and Warwickshire.
Tahir was included in the Test squad against England in 2010, but was withdrawn once they realised he was not eligible to play for South Africa. He had to wait until February 2011 to earn his maiden national call for South Africa. Once he made it, he made picked up four for 41 against West Indies and four for 38 against England in the World Cup.
He made his Test debut the same year against Australia at Newlands, but did not make an impact. It was only in October 2013 that he announced himself with five for 32 and three for 98 against Pakistan. However, he made giant strides in T20Is: he finished as the joint-highest wicket-taker at the 2014 World T20, and was named South Africa International T20 Player of the Year the same year. He was also picked up by Delhi Daredevils.