Playing in his very first match in IPL 2021, Chennai Super Kings spinner Imran Tahir made his mark in the contest. He picked up 2/16 against Royal Challengers Bangalore and also ran out Kylie Jamieson with a direct hit. It was his and Ravindra Jadeja’s efforts that took CSK to the top of th table and dethroned RCB from the pole position. Meanwhile, after the game, speaking to Ravindra Jadeja, Tahir spoke about his fielding nuances during the team’s practice sessions.
On the last ball of the 16th over, Imran Tahir managed to stun the fans while standing at square leg, he fired a perfect throw to uproot the stumps and send Kyle Jamieson back to the pavilion.
He had a conversation after the game with Jadeja explaining the reason behind his brilliant fielding. Tahir praised Jadeja for inspiring a generation of young fielders to field well and also said that he himself is inspired in the process.
“Main bhi chhupke fielding karta hoon jab humare net hote hain! (I secretly practice my fielding during the nets). I know this is professional cricket, no one can hide on the field. You are in our team, you attack the ball like lightning. I also want to be electric in the field, you inspire youngsters and me as well. Looking at you guys, I try to do my best whenever I am playing,” Tahir revealed in a video uploaded on IPL’s official Twitter handle.
Ravindra Jadeja Lauds Imran Tahir For His Special Fielding Effort
The left-arm all-rounder hailed Tahir for that energy that he brings at his age. “You are so fit at 42 and that too in T20 format. To put such effort in so much heat, as a player I wonder whether I would be able to contribute like this when I am at your age” said Jadeja.
Ravindra Jadeja himself displayed a Man of the Match performance against RCB. He scored 62 with the bat took 3/13 and also effected a run-out on the field.