Imran Tahir was born in Pakistan but has been playing Cricket for South Africa in T20 Internationals. Majorly, he is a right-arm leg spinner and he bats also right-handedly. He plays IPL (Indian Premier League) too from the side of Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Recently, there have been talks of him leaving the BBL (Big Bash League) team, Melbourne Renegades, temporarily because of some individual reasons.
It was all uncertain even before the beginning of the BBL that whether Imran would play this year or not, this was due to the fact that like any other country, the Australian Government has to impose a 14-day quarantine on the visitors and players from foreign countries and since Tahir was in segregation, doubts originated if he would appear.
The Big Bash League 2020 was commenced from the 10th of December 2020. And for the Melbourne Renegades, it might be a big cost that they would have to pay because they have been through two match defeats already in this season and on top of that Imran quits. But the former Australian first-class cricketer and current coach of the team of Melbourne Renegades, Michael Klinger has a somewhat different and optimistic stand on the situation.
Klinger, when came to know that Tahir is leaving, said directly that going out of Imran from the team is great damage to the team for the fact that he too is a significant player of the team. But for the bowlers like Noor Ahmed 15-year-old boy who have not got sufficient opportunities to play, maybe a chance to exhibit the potential and the talent possessed by them to the crowd out there on the grounds. By far he has played only one match this season and has taken 1 wicket for 4 overs.
Tahir is not the first!
Along with Tahir two England players, Tom Curran and Tom Banton have already withdrawn from the matches of the BBL whilst their 2-week quarantine was still going on. And besides, two of the players of the same team (Melbourne Renegades), Imad Wasim and Mohammad Nabi too have to go to their countries for completing some international responsibilities.
With the outgoing of three players from the Melbourne Renegades, it might give you an impression that how the team would survive. Well, Rilee Rossouw is there for the entire season of the BBL and Michal Klinger says that the spirit is still high cause they believe in them and are aware of their capabilities. What do you think would happen in the next match of Renegades with Sydney Thunder on the very first day of 2021 i.e.1st of Jan 2021?