Imran Tahir has just turned 40, but has the energy of a 30-year-old. And his bowling isn’t too shabby at the moment either.
The googly master is actually in the form of his life, as he took the most wickets in the recent IPL, claiming 26 scalps for Chennai Super Kings – one ahead of Kagiso Rabada, although the spinner bowled in five more innings.
But now he has bigger fish to fry: his third, and last World Cup. And he has unfinished business, and a few more wild celebrations in him.
Tahir shot to stardom on the back of his excellent ODI debut at the 2011 tournament, where he took 14 wickets in five matches.
He was again a top performer at the 2015 edition, with 15 wickets in eight games. But he wasn’t able to dismiss any New Zealand batsman in that fateful semi-final at Eden Park, although he conceded only 40 runs in nine overs.