SA love affair with Tahir grows


BIRMINGHAM – Before Imran Tahir left his native Pakistan in 2006 he was approaching 30 and international cricket was passing him by. But a chance meeting with a South African woman changed his life and the fortunes of Graeme Smith’s team.
After following her to South Africa, he became a citizen there and soon came to the notice of the selectors. Now he could become their World Cup saviour, guiding the team to the title for the first time.