The South Africa cricketers Hashim Amla and Imran Tahir alongwith Pakistan umpire Aleem Dar attended Eid prayers at a Southampton mosque on Tuesday ahead of their team’s crucial ICC World Cup 2019 clash against India.
The two players were warmly greeted by fellow worshippers, with selfie-seekers making a beeline to grab a photo with them. Both players are veterans in the South Africa side, who have lost their two opening matches at the World Cup in England and Wales.
The 40-year-old Tahir, a Pakistan-born leg-spinner, is set to quit one-day-internationals after the tournament. Top-order batsman Amla, 36, missed the team’s second World Cup game against Bangladesh on Sunday after being hit on the head in the tournament opener against England.
Pakistani umpire Aleem Dar, a member of the elite panel of International Cricket Council umpires, also accompanied the South Africa players for Eid prayers.