Legends League Cricket: Imran Tahir pulls out of remaining games to play in PSL
Former South Africa leg-spinner Imran Tahir has pulled out of the remainder of the inaugural season of Legends League Cricket. Tahir, who played two games for World Giants, will fly to Pakistan to quarantine and get ready to play the Pakistan Super League from January 27. He will be representing the defending champions Multan Sultans. His side will play Karachi Kings in the opening game of the league. Tahir was retained by the franchise ahead of the PSL 2022 players retention.
Meanwhile, the leg-spinner played a blinder of a knock against India Maharajas in his last game in Legends League Cricket. He scored 52 not out in just 19 balls with three boundaries and five hits to help his side snatch a win from jaws of defeat. He came into the crease when his side was tottering at 130/6, chasing 210 runs. The right-hander started his innings with two back-to-back fours.
He was going well alongside Morne Morkel before Morkel was dismissed by Stuart Binny when the scorecard read 160/7. The former Proteas spinner was joined by Ryan Sidebottom. Both the players stitched an unbeaten partnership of 50 runs to win the game for the team with three balls to spare.
Earlier, India Maharajas wicketkeeper-batter Naman Ojha became the first player to score a century in the tournament. He amassed 140 off just 69 balls, with 15 fours and nine sixes before being dismissed by Morne Morkel on the second last ball of the innings. Ojha’s blitz helped India Maharajas post a solid 209 on board.