Pravin Tambe, the unsung hero of Rajasthan Royals

Pravin Tambe, 42,  had been a revelation in the 2013 editions of the Indian Premier League and Champions League T20 tournaments for the Rajasthan Royals. He has carried his form over to IPL 2014, orchestrating a massive win over Royal Challengers Bangalore.

updated: April 26, 2014 19:23 IST
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Abu Dhabi: Pravin Tambe, the Mumbai-born 42-year old leg spinner continues to enjoy a golden period in his cricketing career as he helped Rajasthan Royals bowl out Royal Challengers Bangalore for 70 -- the lowest total of IPL 7 -- and eventually win their second game of the tournament to take the fourth spot in the points table. (Bangalore vs Rajasthan: As it happened)

"I love bowling. The wicket was on the slower side and I decided to bowl the googlies to the left-handers. It really works for me," Tambe said, as he looked pleased with his effort while collecting the Man of the Match award. (Tambe spins Rajasthan to big win over Bangalore)

"Pravin Tambe is extremely skillful. He's one of those spinners who batsmen find hard to go after," said a visibly happy Shane Watson, the skipper of Rajasthan Royals, after the win.

Being a late bloomer, Tambe has been the epitome of hardwork and dedication. He was unfazed and refused to be bogged down while spending a majority of his 20s and early 30s on the sidelines for Mumbai despite strong, consistent performances in the Kanga League.

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