Imran Tahir Biography (Cricketer)

Imran Tahir Biography, Career, Facts, Family, Wife, Net worth

Personal Information About Imran Tahir

Name:-  Mohammad Imran Tahir
Nick Name:- Imran
D.O.B:- 28th March 1979
National Side:- South Africa
Place of Birth:- Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Horoscope:- Aries
Religion:- Islam
Height:- 5 Feet 10 inches
Marital Status:- Married
Profession:- South African bowler
Role:- Bowler
Style of Batting:- Right Handed Batsman
Style of Bowling:- Right-arm leg break googly

Imran Tahir Major Teams South Africa, Dolphins Durham 2nd XI, Delhi Daredevils, Hampshire, Eastern, Hampshire 2nd XI, Lahore Lions, Lahore City, Lahore Whites, Lahore Ravi, Lions, South Africa A, Middlesex, Middlesex 2nd XI, Pakistan International Airlines, Pakistan A, Pakistan Under-19s, Nottinghamshire, Red cod Pakistan Ltd, Sui Gas Corporation of Pakistan, Sialkot, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Sussex 2nd XI, Warwickshire 2nd XI, Titans, Water, and Power Development Authority, Yorkshire, Highveld Lions.

Imran Tahir Family Info

Father Name:- Ramzan Tahir
Mother Name:- Atiya Tahir
Brother Name:- Not Known
Sister Name:-  Not Known
Imran Tahir Wife/Girlfriend:- Sumayya Dildar
Imran Tahir Children: – Gibran Tahir
Tahir Net Worth:- $2.5 Million US dollars


Mohammad Imran Tahir is a Pakistani-born cricket player, who currently plays for the South African cricket team. Imran is a right-arm leg break bowler with a right-handed batting style. He had played for Pakistan also. He moved from Pakistan to South Africa for the love of women. Imran played for more than 25 teams. He is one of the top leg spinners of ODI cricket. His talent and skill made his position strong in the South African cricket team. Here is Imran Tahir’s Biography, Career, Facts, Family, and Net worth.

Imran Tahir Childhood and Early Life

Imran Tahir was born on 28th March 1979 in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. He is a South African Cricket player now. His father’s name is Ramzan Tahir and his mother’s name is Atiya Tahir. His father is no more in this world. Before becoming an International player Imran Tahir was a Salesman and he used to work at a retail shop, at that time Imran’s salary was Rs. 3000 and he was 16 years old. His parents died before his entry into the international world of cricket.

Imran Tahir’s Personal Life

Well generally it looks tough to find out the full details or complete family background of Cricketer Imran Tahir but here are some facts about his life and family is going to share with the readers and also his fans and followers. Imran Tahir is the eldest son of his parents. Imran wasn’t with his family since 19 of his age, Imran left his home for county cricket. He is an Asian Pakistani/ South African cricketer. During the tour to South Africa, Imran Tahir’s love story began and Imran Tahir’s wedding was held with his lovely girlfriend Sumayya Dildar.

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Imran Tahir’s Wife Sumayya Dildar

In 1998, Imran first saw Sumayya Dildar on his first visit to South Africa with the Pakistan Under-19 cricket team. Imran describes it as love at first sight. Imran also mentions writing letters to Sumayya for 10 years, before finally getting Sumayya convinced to marry him. Sumayya Dildar became the wife of Imran Tahir. Sumayya Dildar is Hindu by religion. Imran Tahir and Sumayya got married and they got their first child Gibran after two years of their marriage.

The domestic career of Imran Tahir

Their domestic career Tahir was a long way to struggle to achieve a place in the world of international cricket. He played uncountable county matches for Hampshire and he contributed good performances for the county club. Later Imran joined the Highveld Lions which is a South African domestic club. Imran Tahir also represented the Titans and Dolphins’ South African domestic cricket teams. Initially, he had played for Pakistan Under-19 cricket team. While playing for Titans and Dolphins he earned contracts for Stafford-shire, Warwickshire, and Yorkshire. Tahir’s Struggle for the Cricket:

Imran Tahir’s cricket career has been a struggle all the way. Imran played 10 years of domestic cricket in Pakistan, he contributed a lot of good and superb performances for his team. He was also part of the Lahore Lions which is a local cricket club in Pakistan. Imran played good domestic cricket in Pakistan but he was unable to make his place in the national team of Pakistan, the fact was that there were already very high quality and talented spinners present in the squad of the Pakistan cricket team. Hence Imran decided to move somewhere else and he decided to fly to England, in England Imran played county cricket for some time, and he struggles very hard to get a place in the team before finally settling in South Africa. Now he successfully got a place on the South African cricket team.

The international career of Imran Tahir

The old saying “patience is a virtue” undoubtedly applies to Imran Tahir because he struggles very hard for his career and for fit in the place of international players in the cricket world. His ability to spin the ball has given the South African cricket team greater versatility in the ODI games. Imran played domestic cricket in South Africa for five years and it was Imran’s hard work and continuous struggle which earned him a call for the squad of the Country’s test match in 2010. But Imran was found ineligible to represent South Africa as a citizen. Imran Tahir got his citizenship in South Africa in January 2011.

After getting citizenship he was subsequently selected for the One Day international tour of India. Later he was again picked for the Test match against Australia in December when the Australian cricket team toured South Africa.

In February 2011 Imran Tahir made his ODI debut against West Indies, where Imran claimed 4 wickets. He showed his brilliant performance in ODI matches.

In 2013 Imran took 5 wickets to haul against Pakistan and showed his outstanding performance in the Test match and helped his Proteas to level the series 1-1. His skill and brilliant bowl hit the wicket beautifully and he always tried to improve his skills and provide great performances in every match.

T20 Career of Imran Tahir

For the South African cricket team, Imran Tahir’s performances are very special and outstanding, especially in the T20 games. His performance in the shorter format of the game was really superb. He performed amazingly awesome in T20 due to which Imran was awarded the Best Tenety20 Player of South Africa for the Year 2013. Due to his great performances in the game, he is a regular player in the South African squad and Imran excels in all formats of the game.

Imran Tahir’s Career in IPL

Tahir joined the Indian Premier League franchise Delhi Daredevils squad for the 2014 IPL, Imran was the highest wicket-taker for Delhi Daredevils along with Nathan Coulter-Nile. He proved one of the best players in IPL, and he performed brilliantly in the Indian Premier League.

Imran Tahir’s Salary and Yearly Income

Imran Tahir is one of the best cricketers on the South African international cricket team, he strongly made his place in the team through his outstanding performances and skills. Right now he is in full form in the game, he played Indian Premier League and also played for many other teams. Imran Tahir’s salary is 130,000 ZAR (USD$9,250). Imran Tahir’s yearly income is 1,560,000 ZAR (USD$111,000). Tahir’s IPL amount is INR 1 Crore (USD $1.5 Lacs).

Records and Millstones
Imran Tahir was South African T20 player of the year at the Cricket South Africa titles.
He was named in the One Day international squad of the year by the ICC for 2015.
In February 2017, Imran was ranked the no. 1 bowler in both format ODI and T20 cricket.
Imran Tahir ODI Records
Imran Tahir took the most wickets by a leg spinner for his team South Africa in ODI cricket.
He became the spinner with the most wickets in ICC World Cup for his team, he has 29 wickets.
Imran Tahir became the spinner to get 5 wickets in an innings for South Africa and he is also the only cricketer to do so in the world Cup. Against West Indies, Imran’s bowling figures were 5/45 in the 2015 ICC World Cup.
Imran Tahir is the 1 st South African bowler to get 7 wickets in One Day Internationals.
Imran Tahir is the fastest South African bowler who took 100 ODI wickets in 58 matches.
From South Africa most economical ten-over spells by a spinner 10-0- 14-2 with economy 1.40 by Imran Tahir on 4th March 2017 against West Indies.

T20 Internationals

Imran Tahir T20 cricketer 2013 for South Africa.
Tahir has taken the most wickets by a leg spinner and presently sits on 21 wickets.
He has the best bowling figures for any spinner in T20 International for South Africa, his best against New Zealand was 5/24.
He involved in the highest 0 the wicket partnership in T20 cricket for South Africa.

Some Facts about Imran Tahir

Imran Tahir does not smoke.
Imran Tahir does not smoke.
He is a South African cricketer but was born in Lahore, Pakistan.
Imran is a journey cricketer because he struggles very hard for his career.
He moved from Pakistan, he left his home for county cricket.
Imran wasn’t with his parents for 19 years of his age.
Imran Tahir’s wife Sumayya Dildar is Hindu by religion.
He made his international debut in 2011 for his adoptive Home-South Africa.
Imran has played for more than 25 domestic teams which is perhaps the most number of domestic teams in the world.
He is an old-fashioned leg spinner.
His celebrations after getting a wicket are something all spectators and fans love to see.


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