Proteas

Tahir shows his class after routing Zimbabwe

Imran Tahir (Gallo Images)
Imran Tahir (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - He may have destroyed the Zimbabwean batting order on Tuesday, but Proteas spinner Imran Tahir still had time for the opposition following the conclusion of South Africa's 34-run win in the first T20 in East London. 

Tahir was in devastating form, recording figures of 5/23 from his four overs to become South Africa's all-time leading wicket-taker in the format in the process. 

The Zimbabwe batsmen simply had no answer for Tahir, who set off on his animated celebrations after every wicket. 

Yet, after the match had ended and the crowd began to make its way out of the stadium, Tahir gave another reminder of why he is such a respected figure in the game. 

Footage surfaced on Tuesday night showing Tahir spending time with Zimbabwean spinner Brandon Mavuta out in the middle at Buffalo Park.

Mavuta, still just 21-years-old, was playing in only his second T20 and showed a lot of potential as he finished with figures of 1/19 from his four overs. 

Tahir, now 39, can be seen giving the youngster a few pointers. 

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