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Imran Tahir pulls out of Legends League Cricket to play in PSL

By Alan

January 23, 2022

In what comes as shocking news, Imran Tahir is all set to miss the remaining games of the ongoing Legends League Cricket (LLC). It is to be noted that he is a part of the World Giants side, and played two matches for them as well.

However, he won't take any further part in the T20 league featuring legendary cricketers as he will travel to Pakistan to play the upcoming edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). The seventh edition of Pakistan's T20 league is all set to commence on January 27, with the Multan Sultans taking on the Karachi Kings in the tournament opener. As a matter of fact, Tahir will be representing the Multan Sultans in this league and thus, he has to leave the LLC.

Besides, he was among the seven players retained by the franchise for the 2022 edition of the tournament. Moreover, one of the major reasons for him leaving for Pakistan early is that he needs to complete the COVID-19 protocols, and quarantine himself. However, he will be leaving the LLC in style as he won a game for his side against the India Maharajas.

He went on to score an unbeaten 52 off just 19 balls to ensure that the World Giants beat the Maharajas. While chasing 210, the Sammy-led side were 130-6 at one point of time before the South African stunned the opposition bowlers. His knock included three boundaries and five sixes.

In the meanwhile, the 42-year-old went on to give his thoughts about the series between India and South Africa. He felt that the Asian side were "Overconfident". However, he also praised the hosts for their performances.

“I don’t judge any team but India is a very good side and this South African team is just growing up and India misjudged them and they were overconfident that they can defeat this team easily and this is the main reason for Indian side defeat,” said Imran Tahir after the match against Asia Lions.

“India dominating world cricket in Test and one day both from last 4 to 5 years but this Proteas team played very well and they took good advantage of their home conditions and turned it into victory,” he added.