IPL Auction 2020: Twitter Hails “Inspirational” Pravin Tambe After KKR Buy 48-Year-Old

Twitter users were left impressed by the fact that Pravin Tambe got picked at the IPL auction, with many saying that his story is an inspirational one that teaches people to never give up.

“48-year-old #PravinTambe attracting bids in the IPL auction is the biggest story for me this season. It gives me a very valuable lesson which is -Keep working hard and never stop preserving, for you never know when an opportunity comes knocking!” one user tweeted.

“Pravin Tambe will be playing in the IPL next year, at age 48 and a half!  Inspirational,” tweeted another.

“My request is to give maximum chance to pravin tambe,” wrote another user.

“Pravin Tambe has been picked up by @KKRiders for@TheVivoIPLT20! He is 48!! His coaching academy is less than a mile from where I stay. Many say age is just a number. This guy is living that line! Will he get to play a match though? #IPLAuction2020 @legytambe Good luck sirji,” a user wrote.

There were some who saw the funny side to the story, tweeting that Chennai Super Kings missed out on the spinner. The MS Dhoni-led team often gets trolled for buying older players and many fans thought Tambe perfectly fit their bill.

Tambe, who made his IPL debut at the age of 41, said that as far as he is concerned, he does not feel any different now than he did as a 20-year-old.

“I still play with a mindset like I am a 20-year-old,” Tambe was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.

“I will bring all my experience and energy to the team. And that positivity. I know that I can bring that, even if I’m with them not playing,” he added.

“People say many things but I keep doing my job and put in a lot of hard work. I will like to do well in whatever role given to me be it in fielding or bowling. It’s not to prove anything. If that was the case, I could not have played so long. I’m really excited to play for them,” he said.

KKR bolstered their squad with nine players at the auction, including England’s World Cup winning skipper Eoin Morgan and Australia pacer Pat Cummins, who became the highest paid overseas player in the tournament’s history.