South African leg spinner Imran Tahir who is in the CSK team for IPL 2020 has not yet played a single match. The purple cap winner of the IPL 2019 can be seen carrying drinks for the players in the IPL 2020 season.
This may be due to the IPL rules which allow only four foreign players to play for a team. According to that Watson, faf du Plessis, Sam Curran, and Bravo are included in the playing XI for the IPL 2020.
Imran Tahir Chat with R Ashwin
While speaking with Ashwin, Tahir recalls the moment when Faf du Plessis carries the drinks for the players.
Speaking on Ravichandran Ashwin’s YouTube channel, Tahir said when being asked when he expects to get a match this year: “I have no clue. Earlier, Faf Du Plessis had to carry drinks the whole season. It was quite painful. He’s got a brilliant T20 average. I’m doing that this year. I actually got an idea of how he felt. I have been talking to him as well.”
Watch Imran Tahir Chat with Ashwin
“When I used to play, many players carried drinks for me now when deserved players are in the field it’s my duty do return favours [sic]. It is not about me playing or not, it is about my team winning. If I get a chance I will do my best but for me team is important,” tweeted Tahir earlier this season.
When I used to play many players carried drinks for me now when deserved players are in the field it’s my duty do return favors.Its 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 #yellove @ChennaiIPL
— Imran Tahir (@ImranTahirSA) October 14, 2020
Bravo ruled out of IPL 2020
With Bravo ruled out of the IPL 2020 due to a right groin injury, CSK are likely to include Imran Tahir in the playing XI for the remaining four games.
“And once four overseas players are settled in CSK then it’s hard for the fifth guy. I hope I get a game,” he said.
Having lost 7 out of their 10 games, Super Kings are currently placed at the bottom in the eight-team points table. They are likely to miss out on a playoff berth for the first time in the history of the tournament.