Shaun Tait (left) got married to Indian model Mashoom Singha in June 2014 © Getty Images
Shaun Tait (left) got married to Indian model Mashoom Singha in June 2014 © Getty Images

New Delhi: Australian fast bowler Shaun Tait, who is married to an Indian model, has officially become an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI). The 34-year-old Tait posted a picture of his OCI passport on Twitter to reveal his status. The tearaway pacer, who had clocked the second fastest delivery in the history of the game at a speed of 161.1 kph in 2010, got married to Indian model Mashoom Singha in June 2014. The 2007 ODI World Cup winner started dating the Indian model while playing the Indian Premier League with the Rajasthan Royals in 2010. He retired from ODIs after the 2011 World Cup in India but he remained active in the Big Bash League. He was back in Australia’s T20 team in the lead-up to the 2016 World T20. Tait played in just three Test matches between 2005 and 2008. KKR look to boost pace with Shaun Tait

Earlier in 2016, Kolkata Knight Riders had called in Australia pace man Shaun Tait into their squad to replace the injured John Hastings. Tait had joined the KKR squad in Kolkata on Wednesday and was present at training session days prior to KKR’s next Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS). Tait went unsold in the player auction earlier in the year, priced at Rs 1.5 crore. Hasting had only played two matches for KKR before he suffered an ankle injury which ruled him out of the ninth edition of IPL.

 

 

Tait came in three days early and joined the KKR squad to feel acclimatized and match ready. Tait went through some drill but did not participate in any kind of bowling during the session as reported by ESPNCricinfo.