Indian Premier League: Expected Kevin Pietersen to Target me, Says Pravin Tambe

Rajasthan Royals spinner Pravin Tambe picked up the crucial wickets of Quinton de Kock and Kevin Pietersen as his side beat Delhi Daredevils by seven wickets at the Feroz Shah Kotla.

updated: May 04, 2014 14:38 IST
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New Delhi: The couple of wickets he took proved crucial in Rajasthan Royals' thumping win over Delhi Daredevils and leg-spinner Pravin Tambe said it feels good to come out trumps against the likes of Kevin Pietersen after enticing them to target him. (Scorecard | Highlights | Schedule | Points Table)

Tambe's crucial wickets of Pietersen and Quinton de Kock helped RR restrict the hosts to 152 for five -- a target which his team overhauled in 18.3 overs after losing just three wickets.

"His (Pietersen's) wicket was very important because he is a big player and everyone knows that. And if he stays at the wicket, he can turn things around for his team. We knew that he would target at least one bowler," Tambe told IPL's official website.

"I was the only spinner, so I thought he would target me. I knew the areas that I had to bowl in, and I bowled according to the plan and got his wicket," he said.

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