‘Cricket matches without fans would be strange’ Imran Tahir

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Lahore: Pakistan-born South African cricketer Imran Tahir thinks that the game of cricket would be strange to have without spectators.

The leg-spinner said that things are changing due to coronavirus but now we have to go with it.

“It’s a strange kind of thing but we have to go with it right now. This is a situation on which we have no control,” Tahir said.

“If cricket has to start from somewhere, measures have to be taken for the resumption of sport. It would be different as the bowlers can not use saliva on the ball, playing without fans, it is going to be very strange,” he added.

The 41-year-old believes that it will be very difficult to stop players from celebrating during the match. “Some players have a natural way of celebrating, it will be difficult to stop themselves without fans,” he maintained.

Tahir rated both Virat Kohli and Babar Azam as top-class players and said that as a bowler, one has to be careful when bowling against both.

It must be noted that Tahir stayed in Lahore with his family after the postponement of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season five and didn’t fly back to South Africa.

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