Age is just a number and Pravin Tambe is proving it with every outing of his in the ongoing Caribbean Premier League (CPL). Last month, the 48-year old added another milestone in his career when he became the first Indian player to play in the CPL.
He was picked in the Trinbago Knight Riders’ (TKR’s) starting XI against St Lucia Zouks. On Sunday, he played his third game for the side against St Nevis and Kitts Patriots and made a big mark by taking a stunning catch in addition to picking up a wicket.
In the seventh over of the Patriots innings, he took the brilliant catch to send back dangerous Ben Dunk. He made a full length dive to take the catch and send back the Australian. The left-handed batsman went for a reverse scoop off Fawad Ahmed but only managed to top edge it.
The ball looked set to fall in the no man’s land but Pravin Tambe had other ideas. He ran to his right from short third man, covered a good distance before making a full length dive to grab the ball with both the hands. In the very next over, he made his mark again by dismissing Joshua Da Silva.
Here is a clip of his catch and the wicket:
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As far as the match is concerned, TKR thrashed the Patriots by nine wickets to continue their winning run in the tournament. The Patriots were all out for just 77 with Fawad Ahmed picking up 4 wickets. In reply, TKR chased down the total in 12 overs
The Kieron Pollard-led side has finished the league stage with ten wins from as many games. They will now take on Jamaica Tallawahs in the first semifinal.
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