MS Dhoni jokes about Imran Tahir’s wild celebrations: It’s great fun to watch

first_imgWhenever the umpire raises his finger, giving the batsman out, Imran Tahir sprints to one end of the ground, with his arms spread wide open, sometimes thumping his chest and his visage breaking into a lion’s roar, looking unstoppable. That’s Imran Tahir’s unique celebration for you, high on emotion and passion.The South African leg-spinner is 40 years old, but each time as he steps onto the field, he brings with him a sort of energy and an assurance of winning matches for his side with his pace variations.Dearly nicknamed “Parasakthi Express” by Chennai Super Kings fans, Tahir doesn’t give send offs to opposition batsmen but sprints towards the boundary line in the direction of the home crowd and thumps his chest, in what can be termed one of the best wicket celebrations in world cricket.On Wednesday, Tahir got to celebrate in his trade-mark style quite a few times as he ripped through the Delhi Capitals batting lineup, taking a 4-wicket-haul, to help Chennai Super Kings register a mammoth 80-run victory over at Chepauk.The @ChennaiIPL win by 80 runs and are now the table toppers in the #VIVOIPL Points Table (@IPL) May 1, 2019During the presentation ceremony, CSK captain MS Dhoni had a funny take on Tahir’s celebrations.”It’s great fun to watch Tahir celebrate. But we have made it very clear that me and Watson we are never coming to him once he gets a wicket, because more often he runs to the other side,” MS Dhoni told Harsha Bhogle during the match presentation ceremony.advertisement”For me and Watson it’s a bit difficult when you are not 100% fit. Why to go over there and congratulate. The good thing is he finishes his lap and comes back to the same place. So that’s the time we say, ‘yeah, very well done..well bowled’ and we go back to our fielding positions,” Dhoni said jokingly.When Imran Tahir celebrates his wicket, Watson and I wait for him to return to his position and then congratulate – MS Dhoni (@IPL) May 1, 2019Imran Tahir is the leading wicket-taker for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) this season with 21 wickets from 13 matches. He is also second the list of highest wicket takers this season behind only Delhi pacer Kagiso Rabada (25), who missed Wednesday night’s game due to injury.During Chennai’s last home game, Tahir dismissed Rishabh Pant (5), Axar Patel (9), Sherfane Rutherford (2) and Amit Mishra (8) as Delhi Capitals got bowled out for 99 in 16.2 overs, while chasing 180.Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals have already qualified for the playoffs with Dhoni’s team seated on the top of the IPL table with 18 points.Also Read | MS Dhoni pays tribute to CSK fans: Thala is a big nickname they have given meAlso Read | CSK star Imran Tahir sheds light on trademark running celebrationAlso Read | Learning a lot from MS Dhoni, happy to be part of CSK, says Imran TahirAlso Read | Watch: Imran Tahir son emulates father’s trademark celebration stylelast_img read more