Former Aussie cricketer Tait is an Indian now

Shaun Tait

Shaun Tait is an Indian now, Surprised ! the Retired Australian pacer and one of the fastest bowlers in the history of the game , who is married to Indian model, Mashoom Singha went on social networking site Twitter and announced that he had become an Overseas Citizen of India according to a report in Financial Express.

Tait had met Mashoom for the first during an after party of the Indian Premier League when he was playing for the Rajasthan Royals in 2010. The couple hit it off and after four years of dating had gotten married in 2014.

Tait was an integral part of the Australian team under Ricky Ponting, that won the 2007 World Cup in the West Indies. Coming relatively inexperienced into the team as Brett Lee’s replacement, Tait went on to become the second highest wicket-taker of the tournament with 23 wickets at an average of 20.30.

Tait, during the peak of his rather short career, was considered as the fastest bowler in the world and has recorded a top speed of 161.1 km/hr against England in 2010, a record he shares with Brett Lee. Shoaib Akhtar tops the chart in the regard with the fastest ball in history, bowled at 161.3 km/hr.

Making his debut in 2005 against England, Tait was highly inconsistent and could not cement his place in an invincible and unforgiving Australian side. He represented the Aussies in 3 Tests, 35 ODIs and 21 T20s picking up 95 wickets.