Australian Pacer Shaun Tait Becomes Overseas Citizen of India

Shaun Tait’s Test profession went to a pounding end in 2008, while his ODI stretch finished in 2011. The pacer’s last amusement in Australian hues was a T20I against India in January 2016.

Australian quick bowler Shaun Tait, known for knocking down some pins at rates in abundance of 150kmph, has authoritatively turned into an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI). The tearaway pacer posted a photo of his OCI international ID on Twitter to uncover the news. The Australian cricketer had hitched Indian model, Mashoom Singha, in June 2014. The 2007 ODI World Cup victor began dating the Indian model while playing the Indian Premier League (IPL) with the Rajasthan Royals in 2010. The pair dated for a long time before getting married with Indian cricketers Yuvraj Singh and Zaheer Khan going to the occasion.


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Tait, who has supposedly knocked down some pins the second speediest conveyance in cricket history, had assumed a key part in Australia’s triumph amid the 2007 ODI World Cup triumph in the West Indies.

Tait finished the competition as the joint-second most elevated wicket-taker with 23 scalps to his name. Individual Australian pacer Glenn McGrath finished the rundown with 26 wickets while Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan took 23 wickets also.

Tait, be that as it may, neglected to satisfy desires post the World Cup with annoying wounds wrecking his vocation. His body just couldn’t adapt up to the overwhelming workload of reliably knocking down some pins at 90mph, bringing about him concentrating just on T20Is.

Tait’s Test profession went to a granulating end in 2008, while his ODI stretch finished in 2011. The pacer’s last diversion in Australian hues was a T20I against India in January 2016.

Fans may be energized by the news and expectation that Tait will now wear Team India hues. Nonetheless, the International Cricket Council (ICC) decides unmistakably express that a player needs to sit tight for no less than four years subsequent to playing his last worldwide to speak to another nation.

So with Tait playing his last amusement for Australia in 2016, he should sit tight till 2020 to play for India, by which time he will be 38 years of age. Not certain how that will work out for Indian cricket.

Updated: March 25, 2017 — 2:51 am

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