Last Update on: September 13th, 2020 at 03:06 pm
Pravin Tambe might have missed the opportunity of representing the Kolkata Knight Riders in the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League but he is all set to be a part of the former champions’ support-staff, KKR CEO Venky Mysore has confirmed.
Pravin Tambe became the oldest player to be picked up in the IPL auctions when he was picked up by the Dinesh Karthik-led Kolkata Knight Riders for a sum of Rs 20 Lakh. However, with Tambe having participated in foreign T20 leagues, he was debarred by the BCCI from participating in the cash-rich league.
Tambe recently made his Caribbean Premier League where he impressed one and all with not only his performances but also his work ethic and the relentless drive and passion towards the game.
”Pravin Tambe has been a revelation, again. For some like Tambe, at his age and this stage of his career, using the word revelation is a bit strange. But every time he gets on the field, even when he doesn’t, when he is not playing, he is the first out, running with drinks, saying something, coming to the boundary line, dropping off drinks, and having a word of encouragement,” Venky Mysore said during an Instagram Live session.
TKR boys absolutely loved him because of his positivity, nature, and enthusiasm. As the coaches were saying, he’s the first one who will get on the field, do his sprints run and put some of the youngsters a little bit to shame. We saw what he did when he got some of his limited chances, some of the catches and the bowling that he did were outstanding. We were very happy,” he added.
‘Some of the enthusiasm he brings is unbelievable’- Venky Mysore on Pravin Tambe
Mysore said that it was on popular demand that it was decided to let Pravin Tabmbe join the KKR coaching set-up. He reckoned that his infectious energy will help the side while also adding that Tambe’s experience will help the spinners in the set-up to prepare better.
”On popular demand, it was decided that he should come and join just here and be part of the set-up and help the team. Some of the enthusiasm he brings is unbelievable,” Mysore said.
“In these conditions, in practice, to be able to give some quality spin, a bowling option for the batsmen to face again. Just his infectious enthusiasm. We are really excited he is going to be part of the set-up. In fact, he is coming with coach McCullum. I am sure he will come and increase energy levels.” he added.
Tambe, who featured in 3 CPL games in the recently completed season, made his IPL debut way back in 2013. He has played 33 IPL games and has 28 wickets to his name at an average of 30.46.