Imran Tahir Posts Emotional Note After Being Left Out Of South Africa’s T20 WC Squad

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South Africa’s T20 WC squad was announced recently. The tournament will begin on October 17th and will take place in UAE and Oman. Imran Tahir was one of the notable omissions from the squad. After being left out of the squad, Imran Tahir posted an emotional note on Twitter.


South Africa’s T20 WC squad does not include some big names

A few years ago, South Africa was a powerhouse in International cricket. However, the team has not been able to transition well from that era. A couple of controversies have also rocked the team. However, the country still has a few players at the top of their game. The management has not selected some of them for the upcoming T20 WC. Players such as Faf du Plessis, Chris Morris and Imran Tahir did not find a place in the final squad.

South Africa’s squad for 2021 T20 WC: Temba Bavuma (c), Keshav Maharaj, Quinton de Kock (wk), Bjorn Fortuin, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, Aiden Markram, David Miller, W Mulder, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen


Imran Tahir reacts

Imran Tahir is the second-highest T20I wicket-taker for South Africa so far. He has collected 61 wickets in 35 games at a stunning average of 14.08. Although he is above 40, he had kept himself in shape by taking part in various T20 leagues across the globe. Many considered the upcoming event to be Tahir’s last and hence, the leggie was disappointed on not getting selected.

Retweeting an article with the headline “EXCLUSIVE: How Imran Tahir was ghosted by Mark Boucher”, Tahir tweeted, “My biggest passion has always been representing SA, the country which gave me opportunity to realise my dreams. I never announced my retirement in T20s and will stay committed to SA. Sad to miss this year’s T20 WC but I will keep playing and will look forward for the next WC.”


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