Imran Tahir visited Pakistan with World XI     AFP (file photo)
Imran Tahir visited Pakistan with World XI AFP (file photo)

Imran Tahir created history in Match 14 of PSL 2018, when he took a hat-trick for Multan Sultans against Quetta Gladiators. This was Tahir s second hat-trick and third in the history of PSL. Tahir’s hat-trick included wickets of Hasan Khan, John Hastings and Rahat Ali. This was also second of the season; Junaid Khan picked a hat-trick on Match 4. Tahir spoke of his achievement to geo.tv: “It s my first hat-trick in the subcontinent. I m very pleased. It s all [because of a great] team effort. We all respect one another. We understand one another s roles in the team. Our management is very calm, even at crucial junctures.

Tahir’s first T20 hat-trick in T20s came playing for Warwickshire against Durham. Multan Sultans are currently second in the PSL points table with 7 points, only behind Karachi Kings on net run-rate.

Rounding off the interview, Tahir thanked South Africa Cricket as well. He said: Although I grew up playing cricket in Pakistan, I feel proud to play for South Africa. I am forever indebted to South Africa for giving me opportunities and for making my parents dream and mine come true.