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South Africa’s Imran Tahir announces ODI retirement – The Cricket Times

South Africa leg-spinner Imran Tahir will retire from ODI cricket after the 2019 Global Cup in England and Wales.

Tahir is part of the Proteas aspect in ongoing sequence in opposition to Sri Lanka – and took 3 an important wickets within the first ODI on the Wanderers in Johannesburg on Sunday.

He introduced his retirement from the 50 over structure on Sunday after South Africa’s eight-wicket win over the Islanders.

“I’ve at all times sought after to play within the Global Cup,” stated Tahir. “It will be a really perfect fulfillment for me to play for this nice workforce. I’ve a mutual working out with Cricket South Africa and I made up our minds that I’d end on the Global Cup, this is the reason I’m shriveled till then.

After that, Cricket South Africa has allowed me to head and play around the globe in more than a few leagues, however I’d additionally like to play T20 cricket for South Africa. I believe I’ve the power and will play a job in T20 cricket for South Africa. I’m thankful for the chance,” he added.

“I would like to play for so long as I will be able to,” the 39-year-old admitted. “However there’s a degree on your lifestyles the place it’s a must to make large choices, that is a type of large choices, it’s no doubt the most important resolution of my lifestyles.”

“I additionally really feel there are a few excellent spinners within the nation who want the chance. We’re preventing for a similar spot, however having a look to the long run, they’re going to have extra alternatives to play for South Africa.”

Tahir will proceed to play the T20I structure for the workforce and might be eyeing a place at subsequent 12 months’s T20 Global Cup in Australia.

Until now, he has represented South Africa in 95 ODIs and has taken 156 wickets at a mean of 24.56.

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