The shortest format of cricket is usually considered for young and energized players. This is because this type of format demands flare and aggression. As a result many youngsters become a perfect match for the T20 format.
However there is another side to it. With growing age comes a huge sea of experience. This was proved by Chennai Super Kings last year. They had most players with over 30 years of age.
They showed the world that age is just a number and experience matters the most. There are still a few players who are playing in this year’s IPL. Every year fans think that this might be their last. But these oldest players come back with new energy and inspire the youngsters.
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Here are three oldest players that are playing in IPL 2019:
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1. Imran Tahir (Chennai Super Kings)
South African and Chennai Super Kings’ leg-spinner Imran Tahir was born on 27 March 1979. The 40-year-old cricketer doesn’t seem that old when he is on the ground. He gets more excited than a youngster whenever he takes a wicket.
He does a lap around the ground after a dismissal and celebrated hard. In Chennai, Tahir is known as the ‘Parashakti Express’. Tahir recently announced that he will retire from ODI cricket after 2019 World Cup.
However he has said that he will continue playing int he shortest format even after ODI retirement. IPL fans will hope that he turn up for yet another exciting IPL season. As far as this season is concerned, he has played both the games for CSK.