Imran Tahir and Colin Munro exchanged some fiery words on March 8 (Sunday) when Islamabad United went up against Multan Sultans in the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL). The untoward turn of events took place when the veteran leg-spinner from South Africa got the better of the Kiwi opener.
The southpaw in an attempt to play a slog sweep mistimed the ball which went straight up in the sky and was caught by Sohail Tanvir. And as Tanvir caught the ball, Imran Tahir started doing his trademark celebration. With his arms extended, Tahir ran wildly to celebrate with his teammates. However, Munro was not at all impressed with the leg-spinner’s actions and turned back to say a few things which didn’t go well with the Proteas cricketer.
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The event turned uglier when the veteran leg-spinner gave back something to Munro in an animated fashion. Tahir was not done yet and celebrated even more wildly when he dismissed Shadab Khan later in the innings.
Watch the heated exchange here:
Colin Munro finally opened up on the altercation and revealed that he called Imran Tahir ‘clown’ for his animated celebration. The New Zealand opener also stated that he is tired of watching Tahir’s celebration.
“I am tired of seeing him (Imran Tahir) celebrate like that and I called him a clown and he took it the wrong way and then you saw what he said to me, so we will leave it at that, eh?,” said Munro.
Speaking of the game, Multan Sultans defeated Islamabad United by nine wickets via DLS method to become the first team to make it to the playoffs this season. The game was reduced to nine overs per side due to wet outfield. Asked to bat first, Islamabad United scored a competitive total of 91 for 7 in the allotted 9 overs. But the score turned out to be too less in the end as Sultans chased down the total in less than 7 overs with James Vince slamming 61 not out from just 24 balls.