Imran Tahir is working as a commentator in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2023. In the game between Australia and Bangladesh in Pune, the veteran spinner opened up never-heard-before story about his struggles.
He was born in Pakistan and played a lot of cricket in the sub-continent nation. However, he never got a break and shifted to South Africa to play international cricket.
“I worked in a shop and even put boxes in a truck. No work is small and I was never ashamed of what I was doing. My aim was not just to play one match for South Africa and feel happy. It took me five years to break into South Africa team. I was 32 when I was included in the squad for the 2011 World Cup,” he said.
Gautam Gambhir, who was present in the commentary box, lauded Tahir for speaking about his hardwork.
“I am really impressed as he didn’t hide his about his struggles before becoming an international cricketer. There are many people who hide about their professions,” he said.