First Indian Player To Play In CPL Also Happens to Be the Oldest

Age is just a number they say. Pravin Tambe at the age of 48 is the oldest Indian player to feature in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL)

Ever heard the phrase ‘Age is but just a number’ ? Well it seems that is exactly the case for Pravin Tambe who at the age of 48 has become the oldest Indian player to play in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). Trambe despite his age featured in the starting eleven for the Trinbago Knight Riders.

The Knight Riders faced off against  St Lucia Zouks in a rain affected game with Trambe bowling just one over. However that over proved to be an entertaining one as Trambe picked up a wicket. Trambe bowled a googly that Najibullah Zadran was unable to pick giving TKR captain, Kevin Pollard an easy catch at cover. The Indian leg spinner finished off his over with figures of 1/ 15.

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It was also a great day for Trambe’s team mate, Dwyane Bravo who reached a the milestone of 500 wickets in t20. Bravo achieved this feat by dismissing St. Lucia Zouks’ Rakheem Cornwal. The wicket also took his tally to 100 wickets in CPL and finished with extremely economical overs of 2 /7 in three overs. He is also the fastest to reach 300, 400 and 500 wickets. Next in line is Sri Lankand toe crusher, Latish Malinga who has 390 wickets in the shortest format of the game. It has been a fantastic year for bowlers it seems as James Anderson picked up 600 wickets while facing off against Pakistan.

Starting life as the Red Steel, TKR were renamed after Red Chillies Entertainment Group owned by Shah Rukh Khan and Juhi Chawala purchased a stake in the company. Both Bollywood stars already own the uber famous Kolkata Knight Riders in India.