SPORTS DAY: Tahir living his SA dream with 100th ODI


SPORTS DAY: Tahir living his SA dream with 100th ODI

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‘Special feeling’ for Tahir in 100th ODI for SA

Imran Tahir admitted it was hard to keep his emotions in check as the leg-spinner made his 100th one-day international appearance in Sunday’s World Cup clash against Bangladesh. Tahir is only the second specialist spinner after Nicky Boje to reach a century of ODI caps for the Proteas. The 40-year-old is the oldest player in this edition of the World Cup and reaching the landmark of 100 matches was an emotional moment for him. Tahir was born in Lahore but moved permanently from his native Pakistan, via a spell in Britain, after meeting his wife Sumayya during the 1998 Under-19 World Cup in SA. “It feels really special. If I look back I played my first game at the 2011 World Cup, it has been an amazing journey,” Tahir said. “I always dreamt about it but I never thought I would be here one day playing in my 100th game for South Africa. It is an absolute honour ... ”..

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