CPL 2020: Pravin Tambe turns up with age-defying fielding show against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots
The official account of CPL took it to twitter to congratulate spinner for his brilliant efforts
Updated - Sep 3, 2020 3:05 pm
‘Age is just a number’ – the saying fits every bit perfect in the case of Pravin Tambe, a 48-year old leg spinner, who became the first Indian to feature in the Caribbean Premier League. Tambe is currently plying his trade for Trinbago Knight Riders, who stunned the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots as they roared to their eighth victory in a row. In the 23rd match of the ongoing CPL the Knights registered victory by 59 runs.
However, what remained the eye turner in the game was Tambe’s wide-stretched amazing catch that showed his agility even in the late 40s. As Khary Pierre locked opener, Evin Lewis, with his delivery, Tambe showed an age-defying stunt to take the catch and limelight simultaneously. He not only stunned teammates on the field, but fans went gaga over social media talking about the marvellous catch. The screamer also fetched him the ‘Googly Magic Moment of the game!
The official account of CPL took it to twitter to congratulate the spinner for his efforts. The tweet read- “48 and flying! Pravin Tambe takes a screamer to take the Googly Magic Moment of the game! What a catch! #CPL20 #CricketPlayedLouder #TKRvSKP”
Catch Tambe’s action here:
— CPL T20 (@CPL) September 2, 2020
Right after the 48-year-old showed his brilliancy on the field, fans started demanding franchises to reconsider him for the upcoming IPL. People even tagged the owners to show that skills are still shining bright in the spinner and he can be a great option for upcoming mega event.
The stunning batting show put up by Lendl Simmons, ie 96 off 63 and 36 off 36 contributed by Darren Bravo, pushed Knight Riders to post a respectable total of 174/4 on board. On the other hand, the Patriots played miserably to lose the match by 59 runs. Chris Lynn’s 34 of 46 could be called as meagre contribution for the team where other teammates remained nil.
It was only last week that Pravin Tambe became the oldest player to feature in the T20 league match and took a wicket off the first over on his CPL debut after conceding 15 runs.