The fate of players and teams in cricket is unpredictable. Even if you are a superstar, small events are enough to change your career. The biggest example of this in the IPL is the current situation of South African veteran spinner Imran Tahir.
Tahira won the Purple Cap for taking the most wickets in the tournament last season. He took 26 wickets in 17 matches. However, he has yet to play in a single match during the 2020 IPL season in the UAE.
Tahir, who was confined to the dugout, is now mainly on the ground to give water to the players. Telling a senior player like Tahir to go to the ground to supply water has not caught the attention of even some Chennai Super Kings fans.
Many protested and took to the stage. But Imran Tahir says this should not be taken lightly. Tahir said on social media that he was doing this for the team and that many players had given him water in the past.
Many players have carried water for me while I was playing. It is my duty to do so back when the players are on the ground. It’s not whether I play or not, it’s about my team winning.
If I get a chance I will do my best for Chennai Super Kings. But for me, the team is important, ”said Imran Tahir. Chennai Super Kings have lost five of their last eight matches. The team is sixth in the points table.
Fans are also asking why he is not playing a player like Tahir in this situation. Tahir, who has not played a single match in the 2020 IPL, is expected to end his career.
CSK team CEO Kashi Vishwanath also recently commented on the matter. Kashi Vishwanath has said that Tahir will return to the team in the second phase of the IPL.
Shane Watson, Faf Duplessis, Dwayne Bravo, and Sam Karan are the current foreign players in the Chennai Super Kings squad. The key question is which of these will replace Imran Tahir.