Mohammad Imran Tahir, T-20, Career, New Records, Family, Edu, Bio & More


Mohammad Imran Tahir is a South African former international cricketer. He was born on 27 March 1979 in Lahore, Pakistan. Imran is a spin bowler who mainly bowls the googly and is also a right-handed batsman. Tahir played for South Africa in all four formats of the game, but cited Twenty20 Internationals as important.

On 15 June 2017, Tahir became the first South African bowler to take eight wickets in an ODI, and also the fastest South African bowler to reach 102 ODI wickets (59 matches). He is currently South Africa’s leading wicket-taker among spin bowlers in ODIs and T20Is respectively.

On 17 February 2018, Tahir became the fastest South African to reach 50 T20I wickets. Against New Zealand on 4 March 2018, he recorded the most economical figures by a South African spinner in an ODI, taking 2 for 17 in 11 overs.

He became the fourth South African bowler to take a hat-trick in ODIs on 3 October 2019. He announced in 2019 that he would quit ODI cricket after the 2019 Cricket World Cup.

Joining Surrey in 2019, he represented his 9th English county club, thus setting a new record.

He is widely known for celebrating by running after taking every wicket, earning him the nickname The Marathon.

Imran Tahir was born and brought up in Pakistan. Growing up there, he learned to play cricket. Being the eldest brother, he started working as a retail salesman in Lahore’s Pace Shopping Mall at the age of 17 for a meager salary to support his family. His fortunes changed when he was selected during trials to represent the Pakistan Under-19 cricket team, eventually developing into the Pakistan A team on a few tours. However, he failed to convert in the next stage.

He started playing county cricket in England but did not stay there for long. He then moved to South Africa, where quality spinners were always on the lookout. In South Africa, they played domestic cricket for 6 years and were “face-to-face for the first two years”.

As well as his first-class career in Pakistan, Tahir has also played for Yorkshire and Middlesex in county cricket as well as Staffordshire in the Minor Counties Cricket Championship.

While Tahir has represented the Pakistan Under-19 cricket team and Pakistan A, he has not been able to win full international respect for Pakistan. In 2004, at the age of 25, Tahir became a resident of South Africa. He is married to South African woman Sumaiya Dildar, and has represented her since he became eligible to play for South Africa in April 2008 after completing his 5-year residency requirement. Tahir was a member of Hampshire’s 2010 Friends Provident Trophy winning team, taking 2/55 from 11 overs in the final against Sussex. Tahir scored his career highest score of 78 not out in a County Championship match against Somerset on 28 August 2010.

For the 2011 season Hampshire signed Sri Lankan spinner Ajantha Mendis to replace Tahir for the season. Tahir represented Warwickshire for the 2011 season, and then represented Hampshire again until 2015.

Tahir made his 101st first-class appearance in the 2008/2010 SuperSport Series when the Titans played the Lions. On 9 January, Tahir was called up to the South Africa squad for the Test series against England, however was recalled 2 days later after Cricket South Africa revealed that he was not fit to play.


Name Imran Tahir
Real NameMohammad Imran Tahir
ProfessionSouth African Cricketer (Fast Bowler)
  • #99 (Australia)
  • #999 (Rising pune Supergiants)

Imran Tahir Personal Life

Date of Birth27 March 1979
Imran Tahir ’s Age (as in 2023)44 Years
Birth placeLahore, Pakistan
Domestic State TeamLahore, Water and Power Development Authority, Sui Northam gas, Sialkot, Middlesex, Staffordshire, Lahore, Lions, Yorkshire, Titans, Hampshire, Dolphins, Warwickshire, Highveld, Lions, Delhi, Daredevils, Nottimghamshire,Rising Pune Supergiants
Zodiac signTaurus
Food HabitsNon Vegetarian
SchoolHighbury Preparatory School.
University/ CollegeHilton College School.
Educational qualificationGraduate

Imran Tahir Physical Stats & More

Height5′ 10” (178Cm)
Weight (approx.)68 Kg
Figure (approx.)38-32-12
Hair colorBlack
Eye colorBlack

Imran Tahir AFFAIRS & MORE

Marital StatusMarried
WifeSumaiyya Dildar


FatherRamzan Tahir
MotherAtiya Tahir
Brother2 brothers Name N/A


Favorite Food Pasta & Biryani, Rosted mutton, Biltong, Durban bunny chow
Favorite Cricketer
  • Batsman Jacques Kallies, AB de Villiers & Chris Gayle
  • Bowler    Dayle Steyn
Nature On FieldAggressive
Records/ Achievement
  • Took 4 Wickets in 6 balls, including a hat-trick for the highveld lions against warriors at St George’s park in Perth Elizabeth
  • Highest wicket taker in the 2015 Ram salaam t20 Domestic tournament in south Africa
  • scrod the third fastest half- century in IPL(IPL 9, 17 Balls).
Favorite CuisineChinese & South Indian
International Debut
  • Test- 9 November 2011 Vs Australia in Cape Tow
  • ODI- 24 February 2011 Vs Wes indies in Delh
  • T-20- 2 August 2013 vs Shrilanka in Colombo
Favorite BallGoogly
Favorite SportsGolf & Cricket
Like By Play AgainstIndia & Australia

Hobbies & Money Factor

HobbiesPlaying Golf, Cooking
Net Worth Around $3 million.

Social Media

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Mohammad Imran Tahir, T-20, Career, New Records, Family, Edu, Bio & More


Unknown Fact About Mohammad Imran Tahir

  • Imran Tahir is the leading spinner for South Africa in ICC World Cup with 40 wickets.
  • He was the first South African bowler to take eight wickets in an ODI.
  • He reached 105 ODI wickets in 59 matches, the fastest ever for a South African bowler.
  • He was the first and (as of May 2020) spinner to take more than 109 wickets in ODIs for South Africa.
  • Most economical ten over spell by a South African spinner – 10-0-14-2 against New Zealand on 5 March 2018.
  • Imran Tahir was the first South African and fourth overall to take a 5-for in an innings in all three ICC events (World Cup, Champions Trophy and World T20).
  • Imran Tahir has taken the most wickets by a spinner for South Africa and currently has 62 wickets.
  • Imran Tahir has the best bowling figures for any spinner in Twenty22 International cricket for South Africa with 5/25 against New Zealand.
  • He was named in South Africa’s squad for the Cricket World Cup in April 2020.
  • He played in the opening match of the tournament against hosts England.
  • At the age of 41 years and 64 days, Tahir became the oldest South African cricketer to play in a World Cup match.
  • He bowled the opening over of the tournament, thus becoming the first spinner to bowl the second over in a World Cup match.
  • Tahir also took the first wicket of the World Cup by dismissing Jonny Bairstow of England for 0.
  • In South Africa’s next match in the World Cup, against Bangladesh, Tahir played in his 101st ODI.
  • Tahir pulled out of the game after playing his team’s last group stage match against Australia along with teammate JP Duminy.
  • In November 2021, Tahir was nominated for the ICC Men’s T20I Cricketer of the Decade award.

People Also Ask About Imran Tahir

1. Has Imran Tahir retired from IPL?
ANS :- Part of the IPL since the 2014 edition of the tournament, Tahir last played a lone match for Chennai Super Kings in the year 2021 – when they had lifted their fourth IPL title.

2. Is Imran Tahir the best spinner of South Africa?
ANS :- Imran Tahir has by far been the best all-format spinner for South Africa during his international journey. The Pakistan-born former South African spinner retired from ODI cricket following the 2019 World Cup tournament and is currently out of the national set-up as well.

3. Is Imran Tahir an Indian?
ANS:- Tahir was born in Lahore, Pakistan. He learned his trade in Pakistan. He even went on to represent the Pakistan U-19 team and was also a part of the Pakistan A side on some tours.

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