Imran Tahir is not new to the game of cricket and he has already proved his worth in all three formats of the game. The Indian Premier League (IPL) being one of the biggest cricketing showcases in the world, hosts some brilliant players who have grown in due course of time - thanks to the nerve-wracking format. The IPL 2017 auction did bring in quite a few surprises for everyone from Ben Stokes being the costliest player to Imran Tahir remaining unsold.
However, how wonderful is the spirit of game, as Tahir got lucky when RPS acquired the spinner to fill the space left vacant by Australian Mitchell Marsh pulling out. The question which hovered over Tahir as a bowler was soon answered when he led the bowling attack for his team against Mumbai Indians.
With three wickets in quick succession in the form of Rohit Sharma, Jos Buttler and Parthiv Patel, Tahir slowed down the flow of runs.
Tahir, who was released by DD for having taking only five wickets in four matches with an economy over 8 last year, is sharing the purple cap with the surprise package - Afghanistan's Rashid Khan.
Sprinting around the ground to celebrate each of his wickets, Tahir has proved that he is not a cynical old professional but a passionate cricketer with fire in his belly.