South African leg spinner Imran Tahir will retire from ODI cricket after the 2019 ICC World Cup in England & Wales later this yr. Tahir, who has played ninety five ODIs for the Proteas to date, will flip forty in a few days. The Lahore-born leggie made his debut in February 2011.

Thew news was showed by using Cricket South Africa on their Twitter cope with. “The 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup may be @ImranTahirSA’s very last ODI look. The 39-12 months-antique will nonetheless be available for T20I however wants open up extra possibilities for spinners in ODI cricket.”

Tahir though would love to retain gambling T20 cricket for the Proteas. He intends to play within the several T20 leagues everywhere in the international after ending his ODI responsibilities for South Africa.

“I have continually desired to play within the World Cup,” Tahir became quoted as announcing by Sport24.

“It might be a great success for me to play for this remarkable team. I actually have a mutual information with Cricket South Africa and going ahead I decided that I might end at the World Cup, this is why I am shrunk until then.

“After that, Cricket South Africa has allowed me to go and mess around the world in numerous leagues however I might additionally like to play T20 cricket for South Africa. I think I have the potential and can play a role in T20 cricket for South Africa. I am thankful for the opportunity.

“I would really like to play for so long as I can.

Tahir currently performed a starring function in South Africa’s win over Sri Lanka inside the first ODI, selecting up 3 wickets inside the in shape.

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