Thu. Sep 24th, 2020
India Today Web Desk


Age is just a quantity, they say. And Indian leg-spinner Pravin Tambe is proving it appropriate. The 48-12 months-previous grew to become the to start with Indian to perform in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) on Wednesday when he created his debut for Trinbago Knight Riders.

Pravin Tambe replaced an injured Sunil Narine in the Kieron Pollard-led Knight Riders group which took on Daren Sammy’s St Lucia Zouks in the 13th match of CPL 2020. Tambe had to warm the benches in the to start with three matches of the Knight Riders but acquired an chance to make background on Wednesday in Trinidad and Tobago.

Tambe created his debut memorable by choosing up a wicket as early as his to start with above. Tambe bowled a wrong’un and sent back Afghanistan batsman Najibullah Zadran soon after he was launched into the assault in the 11th above.

Tambe came up with his trademark celebration gesture as he looked up and thanked his fortunate stars. “Acquired his guy. Beautiful salute and celebrations from the previous boy,” quipped Danny Morrison on air.

Tambe bowled only one above in which he gave away 15 runs just before rain halted perform in the 18th above of St Lucia Zouks innings.

Misses IPL but grabs CPL ticket in 2020

Tambe, who has played only two to start with-class and six Listing A matches, signed up for the CPL draft and was picked up by Trinbago Knight Riders. Knight Riders’ CEO Venky Mysore congratulated the Indian leg-spinner soon after he created his debut.

Tambe is technically the to start with Indian to perform in the CPL as former U-19 India player Sunny Sohal played in CPL 2018 for Barbados Tridents. Nonetheless, he had registered as a US nationwide.

Notably, Tambe had created his Indian Premier League debut in 2013 at the age of 41 for Rajasthan Royals.

Tambe has played 33 IPL matches and has 28 wickets at thirty.46. He has not played in the T20 league considering that 2016 wherein he represented the Gujarat Lions.

The 48-12 months-previous grew to become the oldest player to be purchased at the IPL auction held in December when he was roped in by two-time winners Kolkata Knight Riders at his base selling price of Rs twenty lakh.

Nonetheless, he was barred from enjoying the league as he breached the Board of Handle for Cricket in India protocols by enjoying a fracnhise-based mostly league with out announcing retirement. In accordance to BCCI, no lively Indian player can participate in foreign fracnhise-based mostly leagues.

Tambe created his retirement official soon after the IPL 2020 goof-up soon after which he was picked up Trinbago Knight Riders.



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