With 13 wickets in eight games, Imran Tahir has been on fire in the 12th edition of the IPL. He is second leading wicket-taker in 2019 IPL. The Pakistani born leg-spinner is relishing his time under India’s former captain, MS Dhoni. Tahir took 4 wickets for 27 runs and was one of the reasons behind Chennai’s win over KKR at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on Sunday.
“I just bowled according to the captain’s instructions. It’s always beneficial taking advice from Dhoni. He’s helping me a lot. It’s an absolute pleasure and the credit goes to him,” Man-of-the-match Tahir told reporters at the post-match news conference.
“There are few things which he tells me like where I need to bowl, which area and where the guy is going to hit. It’s working and I’m just loving it. We are playing good cricket. We respect each other and enjoy each other’s success,” said Tahir.
“Those were small things. He tells me like this guy is trying to hit in this area so I bowl accordingly. I am an attacking spinner and want to take wickets and he allows me to bowl that way,” Tahir further said of Dhoni.