48-year-old Pravin Tambe bowls a spectacular maiden over and keeps dangerous Chris Lynn in check, in CPL match.
Veteran spinner Pravin Tamble proved that age is just a number. The spinner has been consistently making waves in the Caribbean Premier League with grit and determination. He became the first Indian cricketer to take part in CPL.
At an age where players decide to retire from the game, the 48-year-old spinner made his league debut. The experienced campaigner proved that he has got a lot of cricket left in him.
Having played only two matches, Pravin Tambe hogged the limelight with his scintillating performances on the field. Tambe proved that he can do anything at this age and has become the talk of the town since then.
Pravin Tambe bowls a maiden over against Chris Lynn
Australia’s Chris Lynn is one of the powerful hitters in the world. He is always in the limelight for his blistering knocks. However, the dangerous batsman didn’t find answers to India’s Pravin Tambe.
During the match between Trinbago Knight Riders and St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Pravin Tambe mounted pressure on Chris Lynn.
Praveen Tambe is the oldest player and the first Indian to play in the CPL. Fans couldn’t stop praising him for his noteworthy performances. The veteran showcased his mettle in the CPL match against the Patriots.
Besides bowling a super over, Tambe took a sensational ‘flying catch’ in the league stage game between Trinbago Knight Riders and St Kitts and Nevis Patriots. The 48-year-old broke his age barrier and took a magnificent catch to get rid of big-hitter Evin Lewis.
Tambe’s spectacular effort saw TKR get a big wicket of Lewis. Tambe also bowled a game-changing spell and only leaked 12 runs in his four overs.
Tambe who became the only bowler to deliver a maiden overtook the wicket of Joshua Da Silva in the 13th over. TKR registered a 59-run victory and now they are setting on top of the points table with 8 wins in as many matches.
Praveen Tambe is one of a kind
Tambe was going to make comeback in IPL 2020 season. The 48-year-old was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders. But his team was withdrawn from the list as he played the T10 league in 2018. An Indian player cannot play in foreign leagues as per rules.
But all hope was not lost at the end. Trinbago Knight Riders, KKR’s sister franchise, bought Tambe in the CPL. Tambe became the first Indian player to play in CPL. He was dropped from the first match in CPL but was picked in the team in the match on Wednesday.
Tambe started his IPL career with Rajasthan Royal at the age of 43. He then also played for Gujarat Lions and Sunrisers Hyderabad. Since then he has been playing several leagues of T10 in foreign lands and thus we will not see him in IPL again until the rule is not changed.