IPL 2020: WATCH - Imran Tahir surprises R Ashwin with his knowledge of Tamil

R Ashwin invited Tahir for a chat in his YouTube show 'Hello DubaiAhh'.

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South African bowler Imran Tahir appeared as a guest in India spinner R Ashwin's YouTube show 'Hello DubaiAhh'. While the conversation was mostly around cricket, Ashwin also tested Tahir's Tamil as he often tweets in the local language of his IPL team, Chennai Super Kings (CSK).

The CSK spinner didn't disappoint and spoke some of the Tamil words and sentences he knows. Ashwin was impressed with Tahir and also appreciated the way he pronounced those words so fluently.

Delhi Capitals (DC) bowler, Ashwin posted a short clip from the chat on his Twitter account and wrote, "Totally enjoyed talking to the parasakthi express @ImranTahirSA on #HelloDubaiAhh. I am sure all of you will love it as much as I did. ????????????????".

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Tahir is famous for his enthusiastic celebrations after taking a wicket. He likes to take a sprint after dismissing the batsman and the video wouldn't have completed without a discussion on it. Ashwin asked him about the celebration.

The leggie revealed an incident that happened 15 years ago when he was playing in England club cricket. “I call it pure passion. I don’t know where it comes from. In club cricket in England, 15 years ago, after a wicket and a brilliant catch, I ran. Out of the ground, on the bank, to the road. I had to walk back. People were laughing. I didn’t know. It was funny, but that’s how I’ve been. I don’t know how people see it. There’s no celebration plan. Every wicket is important,” he said.

Tahir, who is 41-year-old, has no planning to stop playing cricket. He wants to play as much cricket as he can. “Why not? I’ve only got this one chance. I got into cricket to earn for my family and me. I have to cash in as much as I can. If I work hard, why not? As long as I can go. I want to be proud of myself. Oldest cricketer in the world.”, he said.

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By Sihyeu Singh - 22 Oct, 2020

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