Vitality T20 Blast 2019: Imran Tahir starts celebrating AB de Villiers’ wicket even before umpire raises his finger

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South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir never fails to entertain the fans with his unique style of celebration after picking a wicket. He is well known to celebrate by running wildly all the way down the ground every time he picks up a wicket.


The 40-year-old, on Tuesday, took his celebration to a new level as he stormed towards the English crowd even before the umpire could raise his finger after trapping former South African teammate AB de Villiers plumb in front of the wickets.

Tahir was brought back into the attack to spice things up as soon as De Villiers came out to bat for Middlesex against Surrey in the Vitality T20 Blast 2019. The move turned out to be a masterstroke as Tahir managed to remove Villiers in only his third ball to him as the right-hander missed a reverse-sweep off a straight-forward delivery.


There was a loud appear from Tahir as soon as the ball struck de Villiers’ pad. The leggie, however, was so sure of the wicket that he didn’t even wait for the umpire to raise his finger and ran towards the crowd in joy, pulling out the trademark celebration.

Here’s the video:


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