It’s my duty, says Imran Tahir after CSK spinner spotted carrying drinks for teammates

Written by Abhishek Patil

Chennai Super Kings’ star spinner Imran Tahir posted a heartfelt message to his fans, saying he always puts his team above anything else and carrying drinks for his teammates is only about returning a favour. Tahir’s message comes after he was benched for the 8th successive match at IPL 2020.

Imran Tahir won the Purple Cap for Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2019, picking up 26 wickets. The veteran South African spinner played all 17 matches for MS Dhoni’s franchise last year. However, much to the surprise of quite a few, Tahir has not played a single match for CSK this season.

Despite their spinners struggling for consistency, Imran Tahir has not been able to get a game as Chennai Super Kings have a tough time getting their combinations right. With Sam Kurran makingthe most of his chances, CSK, it seems, are quite clear about their 4 overseas stars.

“When I used to play, many players carried drinks for me. Now when deserved players are in the field it’s my duty to to return favors,” Imran Tahir said in a social media post.

“It’s not about me playing or not, it’s about my team winning. If I get a chance I will do my best but for me team is important.”

Chennai Super Kings played 3 spinners during their win over Sunrisers Hyderabad on Tuesday but there was still no place for Imran Tahir.

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