Chennai Super Kings spinner Imran Tahir has said he has got “no clue” as to when he would return to the team’s playing eleven in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020.
The leg-spinner was the highest wicket-taker in the last edition of the IPL. Imran Tahir had picked up an impressive 26 wickets from 17 games to help CSK make it to the final. However, he is yet to play in the ongoing competition in UAE despite CSK’s struggles on the field.
The Chennai-based outfit have already played ten games this season and the veteran spinner has warmed the bench in all of them. And even though the three-time champions are all but out of the playoff race, Imran Tahir has said he has no clue as to when will he get a chance to play.
Citing the example of his compatriot Faf du Plessis, he also hinted that staying at the bench so far has been a painful experience. He also hoped that he would get a chance to play in the remainder of the competition.
“I have no clue. Earlier, Faf Du Plessis had to carry drinks the whole season. It was quite painful. I actually got an idea how he felt last year. I’ve been talking to him as well,” Imran Tahir told Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin in his YouTube show ‘Hello Dubaiahh.’
“And once four overseas players are settled in CSK then it’s hard for the fifth guy. I hope I get a game,” he added.
With just three wins from ten games, CSK are all but out of the race for the playoffs. They are currently lying at the bottom of the points table. And with Dwayne Bravo also out of the competition due to an injury, Imran Tahir would be fancying his chances of getting a game soon.