5 Mar "Retiring is the biggest decision of my life but I had to make way for youngsters"- Imran Tahir
Proteas spin bowler Imran Tahir says announcing his retirement from limited overs cricket after the Cricket World Cup has been the biggest decision of his life. Tahir says it is important for him to make way for other spinners in the country to stake their claim in the national team. Tahir revealed that his retirement was by mutual agreement with Cricket South Africa and that his goal is to make the Proteas squad for the upcoming World Cup. The 39-year-old Tahir will however still be available to play T20 cricket for the Proteas. Tahir feels that he is still strong enough to continue playing T20 cricket and will not just do it for South Africa but will also play in leagues around the world.