Mohammad Imran Tahir is a very diligent south African player, born on 27th march,1979 in Lahore (Pakistan). Though a Pakistani he plays for South Africa. At the age of 14. he was a salesman and works in a small shop. After playing for trials under 19’s the queue of opportunities broke for him. Initially, he played for Pakistan under 19’s team but not able to get a place in national team. He flew to England and played cricket there for some time and then settled in South Africa. Struggling in the starting time for about 5 years he played domestic cricket in Africa. In 2011 he got the citizenship of South Africa.
He showed his skills in February 2011 where he gets 4 wickets. He was the highest wicket-taker in the year 214 T20 world cup (approx 12 wickets). His father ‘Ramzan Tahir’ and mother ‘Athiya Tahir’ died very early. Tahir left Pakistan when he was 19 years old for playing in country cricket.
He met his wife ‘Sumayya Dildar’ in 1998 for the first time and for him it was the love at first sight. Sumayya is an Indian, born in South Africa. He plays both as a bowler (spinner) and right-handed batsman. Tahir bowling style is leg break googly. He made his recognition as a best and limited overs leg spinner where his biggest weapon was his googly. Tahir has a son ‘Gibran’ who aims to become like his father one day.
There is no clue about Imran’s education but is expected that he is only 10+2. There is no revelation about his school name. But he was selected in under 19’s so we can assume that maybe he left studies for cricket world.
Imran Tahir Achievements :
In world cup, he took 29 wickets for South Africa as a spin bowler.
He is the only African as a leg spinner to get highest wickets.
He was named as T20 cricketer of South Africa in the year 2013.
Since his first experience in under 19’s, Imran Tahir struggled to move on without having financial support. He started from Pakistan (1996-1997)and playing for English countries in between like Hampshire, Staffordshire etc and in the end to Titans in South Africa.
2009- in August 2009 Tahir made the highest score (77 not out) in his career. It was against Somerset which is one of the best first class country clubs in Wales and England.
2011- He played against west indies in February 2011 at Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in New Delhi. He took 4 wickets in 10 overs.
2014- Tahir at ICC world Twenty20 in 2014 bowled excellent figures of 4-21 against Netherlands where he was awarded as a man of the match.
In this tournament, he was the highest wicket-taker of south Africa.
2015- in ICC world cup final match between South Africa and Sri Lanka he played outstanding and get south Africa to have the first world cup and became the man of the match (4-26).
His name was written in ODI team by ICC in 2015.
2016- Mohammad become the first bowler to take 7 wickets in ODI
He came in the list for fastest African to reach 199 ODI wickets in 58 matches which was very praiseful.
Bowling rank in the world- ODI-1, world cup-1, T20-1.
Imran Tahir Net Worth
The net worth of Imran Tahir is $2.5 Million US dollars as of 2017. he have a great net worth as beside cricket he holds other business too.
Mohammad Imran Tahir has a grand and luxurious bungalow in South Africa where he stays with his wife and son. He also owns a very big house in Manak Pakistan where his siblings are living in.
Tahir income mainly comes from cricket matches. Along with it, he has his own business according to rumors though not sure about it. He teaches the techniques of cricket to youngsters including his son in South Africa.
He is associated with Sunrisers Hyderabad which is a franchise cricket team in Telangana plays in IPL.
There is an impossible prediction for a player like Tahir where the finish could think. Being surrounded by difficulties he managed to come in full shape. The keen desires made him keep going and never stopping by the difficult pangs of life. South Africa is lucky to have a player like Imran Tahir and the regretful Pakistan is unlucky to drop an acclaimed sportsman.