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Chennai Super Kings have a had a dismal run in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) in the UAE. Amid their poor run, there have been calls from certain section to play Imran Tahir, who has been warming the benches so far. Tahir has now come up with a heartwarming message in the wake of the development.

Purple Cap winner from the last season, many expected Imran Tahir to start for Chennai Super Kings. But with the presence of Piyush Chawla and Karn Sharma already in the side, Tahir has had to sit in the sidelines. Also, Sam Curran has grabbed his opportunities with both hands making it difficult from the management to keep him out.

Team doing good is important – Imran Tahir

But Chennai Super Kings poor run has prompted the fans to give calls to include Imran Tahir in the squad. The spinner from South Africa has come out with a brilliant response on microblogging site Twitter. Tahir, in his usual way, pointed out that it is the team’s performance which matters the most for him.

“When I used to play many players carried drinks for me now when deserved players are in the field it’s my duty do return favors. Its not about me playing or not it’s about my team winning. If I get a chance I will do my best but for me team is important,” Imran Tahir wrote on Twitter. 

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Meanwhile, CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan has confirmed that South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir will come into the picture in the coming games. With the wickets slowing down and favouring the spinners, the experienced campaigner will have a lot to offer for MS Dhoni & Co.

“He will definitely come into the picture as we go ahead. Right now, with the conditions on offer, the team composition has been planned with two foreigners at the top as pure batsmen and then two pace bowling all-rounders. But, he [Tahir] will come in with the wickets starting to take turn in the second half,” Viswanathan said to TOI.