Imran Tahir to quit one-day international cricket after World Cup 2019

Veteran leg-spinner Imran Tahir said on Monday he would resign from one-day global cricket after the World Cup in England and Wales, which finishes on July 14.

However, he said he might want to keep playing for South Africa in Twenty 20 Internationals.

Tahir, who will turn 40 not long from now, assumed a featuring job for South Africa, taking three for 26, in their eight-wicket win in the first day worldwide against Sri Lanka at the Wanderers Stadium on Sunday.

In an announcement discharged by CSA, Tahir said he would re-evaluate his independent future after the World Cup.

“I have for a long while been itching to play in the World Cup,” he said. “I have a common comprehension with Cricket South Africa and going ahead I concluded that I would complete at the World Cup, that is the reason I am contracted up to that point. From that point forward, Cricket South Africa has enabled me to go and play far and wide in different classes yet I would likewise love to play T20 cricket for South Africa.”

Tahir said resigning from one-day internationals was a troublesome choice. “I would love to play for whatever length of time that I can,” he stated, “however there is a phase in your life where you need to settle on significant choices.”

He stated, however, that he might want to play for South Africa in the 2020 ICC T20 World Cup in Australia.

Tahir, who has taken 156 wickets in 95 one-day internationals, played in the 2011 and 2015 World Cups. He additionally played in the 2014 and 2016 World T20 competitions.

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