Taimur hailed from the Peshawar region in the north of Pakistan. He holds a degree in law but worked for the Allied Bank of Pakistan, that is whenever he was not representing their very successful cricket team in the national competition. He was captain of the Pakistan A side, and had represented the full side at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Malaysia. He also represented his region and it was his performances for this side which pushed his name into the frame for test match selection.
Taimur first arrived at The Green in 1999 and made an immediate impact with his great pace bowling, excellent batting and his personality which immediately endeared him to the players and supporters. For the next decade he was instrumental in the success of the 1st XI in winning the league, an achievement not accomplished since 1936 and he will return again to The Green this summer for another term but this time as a coach. During those first two years he totalled nearly 2000 runs and 50 wickets and he became one of the most feared players in Ulster cricket until his term finished at The Green in 2008. However it is hoped that his return to The Green as coach in 2021 will herald another successful period for the club.