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Tatenda Taibu returns to professional cricket for his son

by Sahir Usman Dec 03, 2018 • 12:54 PM

Dec.3 (CRICKETNMORE) - Former Zimbabwe cricketer Tatenda Taibu career took a fresh turn as he signed up to play for Baduraliya Sports Club in Sri Lanka.

The 35-year-old Zimbabwean wicket-keeper batsman has retired from all forms of the game to focus on church work in 2012. He represented Zimbabwe in 28 Tests, 150 one-day internationals and 17 Twenty20 Internationals.

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Reports quoted Taibu as saying that he had made a comeback as a player because of his son, who has never seen him play.

“I have said many times that my life is not guided by emotion or well-set plans, but I believe I am led by a voice inside my heart which I cannot ignore,” he said in a statement.

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“My son Tatenda Jnr also often asks how I used to play, now that he has taken a liking to the sport. He didn’t really get the chance to see me as he was too young at the time. I have stayed extremely fit and healthy and feel I’m still one of the fittest cricketers around, so I thought maybe I can let him see for himself how I can perform.”