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Tahir elaborately celebrated a no-ball.

Imran Tahir embarrasses himself by celebrating no-ball wicket

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An Australian Prime Minister's XI are currently taking on South Africa as part of the South African’s tour Down Under, and it has started with a shock result for the Proteas.

The Prime Minister's XI beat the tourists by four wickets with a side that had just three players with international experience.

Not a great result for the fully-fledged internationals of South Africa.

The Proteas also played what was believed to be very close to the team that they will be fielding against the Australians on Sunday in the first of the three-match series.

One of the main highlights of the game, however, was Imran Tahir’s interaction with the Australian crowd in Canberra.

With the hosts batting and the score at 1-35, Australian batsman Josh Phillipe hit a high shot towards the boundary, only for it to be called a no-ball by the umpire.

Tahir, however, was not to know that and continued to catch the ball.

The embarrassment didn’t stop there for Pakistani-born South African, who then started to celebrate in front of the crowd near where he was stood.

To the amusement of the commentators from Fox Sports, Tahir began to point at the back of his shirt, in jest towards the crowd who had obviously been giving the spin bowler a little bit of stick in the field.

“He has no idea its a no-ball,” laughed the Fox Sports commentator, as Tahir threw the ball back towards the wicket for play to resume.

“Is he dying down there? He was too busy looking at the crowd, they’re giving him some stick down there!” continued the Fox commentators, who struggled to control their laughter during Tahir’s celebration.

“He still doesn’t know what’s happened,” they continued to laugh.

“This was the catch which was a no-ball, took it nicely, turned around straight away, didn’t really say anything, just pointed to his name, that’s who I am,” described the commentator, as they began to calm down from their hysterical laughter.

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It was a double blow for Tahir, whose team struggled in batting and in the field against an inexperienced side.

They will be hoping for better when they face Australia in the first match of the series on Sunday.

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