South Africa spinner Imran Tahir will be wearing the Proteas ODI jersey for the last time when the team steps on the field to play against Australia in their last match of the ongoing ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup on Saturday. After the match against Australia, he will retire from the ODI cricket. Tahir announced his retirement in a Twitter post on Friday and wrote, “Quite an emotional moment that I will be stepping on to the field one last time for an ODI for Cricket South Africa wholeheartedly thanking everyone who stood with me during my entire career and special thanks for Cricket South Africa to make my dream a reality. Will give it all I have tomorrow.”Also Read - IPL 2021: Venkatesh Iyer Making a Mark With the Ball as Well

The 40-year-old made his ODI debut in the year 2011 World Cup against West Indies in Delhi and he went on to scalp four wickets.In his eight-year-long ODI career, the leg-spinner has featured in 106 ODIs for Proteas and has bagged 172 wickets. His career-best figures till now are of 7/45 against West Indies in 2016. In the ongoing World Cup, Tahir has managed to take 10 wickets. South Africa, on the other hand, are out of the tournament as they won only two games out of eight. They were the first team to be knocked out from the semi-final contention. Also Read - IPL 2021 Today Match Report, MI vs PBKS 2021 Scorecard: Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya Guide Mumbai Indians to 6-Wicket Win Over Punjab Kings

Proteas did not get a good start as they lost their first three matches and their game against the West Indies was washed out. South Africa could not recover from there and only managed to win against Afghanistan and Sri Lanka. As of now, Tahir has not cleared anything about his participation in the other formats of cricket. Also Read - IPL 2021 MI vs PBKS Head to Head, Prediction, Fantasy Tips, Weather Forecast: Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings - Probable Playing 11s, Pitch Report, Squads For Match 42 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium