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Imran Tahir (cricketer) Wife, Weight, Height, Age, Celebrations, Records and More


Mohammad Imran Tahir

(South African Cricketer)

Imran Tahir is as smart leg-spinner who has become an integral part of South Africa’s limited-overs setups. Tahir is a delight to watch, plays the game like a recently turned pro and celebrates every wicket like his first. In the late 30s, Tahir has made over 100 appearances for South Africa but looks young for more.

Imran Tahir
Nickname: Not known
Profession: South African Cricketer (Bowler)
Autobiography: Not yet
Biopic: Not yet
Physical Appearance
Height (approx.): 178 cm
Weight (approx.): 67 Kg
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Tattoos: Not Known
Personal Life
Date of Birth: March 27, 1979
Age (as of 2018): 39 years
Birth Place: Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Zodiac sign/Sun sign: Aries
Nationality: South African
School: Not Known
College: Not Known
Educational Qualifications: Not Known
Signature: NA

Father: Ramzan Tahir
Mother: Atiya Tahir
Sister: NA
Brother: 2 but names not known
Coach/Mentor: Not Known
Religion: Islam
Address: NA

Cricket Career
International Debut:
Test: November 9, 2011 against Australia in Cape Town
ODI: February 24, 2011 against West Indies in Delhi
T20I: August 2, 2013 against Sri Lanka in Colombo
Jersey Number: #99 (South Africa), #99 (Chennai Super Kings)
Major Teams: South Africa, Chennai Super Kings,Delhi Daredevils, Derbyshire, Dolphins, Durham,Durham 2nd XI, Easterns, Guyana Amazon Warriors,Hampshire, Hampshire 2nd XI, Lahore City, Lahore Lions,Lahore Ravi, Lahore Whites, Lions, Middlesex,Middlesex 2nd XI, Multan Sultans, Nottinghamshire, Pakistan A,Pakistan International Airlines, Pakistan Under-19s,Redco Pakistan Ltd, Rising Pune Supergiants, Sialkot,South Africa A, Staffordshire, Sui Gas Corporation of Pakistan,Sussex 2nd XI, Titans, Warriors, Warwickshire,Warwickshire 2nd XI, Water and Power Development Authority,World-XI, Yorkshire
Nature on field: NA
Likes to play against: NA
Favourite Shot/Ball: NA


  • Imran Tahir is the first South African bowler to have taken 7 wickets in a One Day Internationals
  • Imran Tahir is still the fastest South African bowler to haul 100 wickets under his name in One Day Internationals
  • Imran Tahir was also the highest wicket-taker in the 2014 T20 World Cup by claiming 12 wickets under his name
  • He also holds the record of playing for 27 competitive cricket teams in the world

Imran Tahir Wicket Celebration



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Hobbies: NA
Favourite Batsman: Jacques Kallis
Favourite Bowler: NA
Favourite Cricket Ground: NA
Favourite sports personalities: NA
Favourite Food: NA
Favourite Actors/Actresses: NA
Favourite TV Show: NA
Favourite Musicians/Singers: NA
Favourite Car: NA
Favourite Book: NA
Favourite Destinations: Cape Town, Cornwall, Mumbai
Smoking/Alcohol: NA/ Not Known

Style Quotient
Cars Collection: NA

Wife and Children
Marital Status: Married
Affairs/Girlfriends: Sumayya Dildar
Wife/Spouse: Sumaya Dildar



Marriage Date: NA
Children: Son – Gibran

Net Worth: NA
Retainer Fee: NA
Test Fee: NA
T20 Fee: NA
IPL 2018: 1 Crore INR

Lesser Known Facts

  • Imran Tahir may be a South African national but he hails from Lahore, Pakistan where he first started playing cricket
  • Before going after his dream of being a cricketer, he even worked as a salesman when he was 16 to support his family financially
  • Imran Tahir played for Pakistan U-19 cricket team and then he even played for Pakistan A team. As there were so many spinners waiting to get their debut for the Pakistan National Team, he moved to England and started playing County Cricket
  • After trying out his luck in England he went to South Africa and started playing in their domestic cricket for five years almost then he got his first international breakthrough
  • Imran Tahir made his IPL debut in 2014 when he was purchased by Delhi Daredevils
  • Imran Tahir remained unsold in the 2017 IPL auction but he got his chance to play in the IPL for Rising Pune Supergiants who used him as a replacement of Mitchell Marsh
  • Imran Tahir’s outstretched arms celebration after getting a wicket is his signature move

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