Imran Tahir may be in his 40s at the moment but he certainly has enough passion, enthusiasm, and skill left to play the game of cricket. Even at such old age, the South African spinner is outfoxing batters with sheer ease and the long sprint after that is a treat to watch. Having retired from ODIs and not a regular in South Africa’s T20I squad, Tahir now only plays franchise cricket and the 43-year-old is currently playing in England’s tournament, the Hundred.
Imran Tahir, who plays for Birmingham Phoenix in the tournament, was on a roll in his team’s game against Trent Rockets. The leg-spinner conceded only 26 runs in his 20-ball spell and also took the important wicket of Dawid Malan. And as it is with Tahir, he celebrated this wicket of Malan with his signature long–sprint. However, there was a small twist in his celebration this time.
Usually, Tahir runs with his both hands spread in the air and then fist pumps at the end to celebrate the wicket. But this time, the 43-year-old finished his celebration by performing the famous ‘Siuu’ pose. Tahir emulated Ronaldo’s pose at the end to send a wave of jubilation among his fans. After getting Malan caught at mid-off, Tahir sprinted and then mimicked ‘Siuu’ pose at the end. A video of the same was shared on the tournament’s official Twitter page.
Watch it here:
Phoenix ease past Rockets
Coming to the match, it was an easy win for Birmingham Phoenix as they chased down the target set by Trent Rockets with seven wickets in hand and 14 balls to spare. Captain Moeen Ali starred for Phoenix as the batter smashed a quickfire 52 off just 28 balls. Liam Livingstone was also up to the task as the batter scored an unbeaten 51 off 32 balls.
Earlier, the Rockets put on 145/6 in their 100 balls. A quickfire 55* (25) from Daniel Sams at the fag end of the innings helped the Rockets put a respectable total on the board. They would have been bundled within 100 runs if it was not for a 92-run partnership between Sams and Lewis Gregory.