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IPL 2020 Auction: Pravin Tambe Remains Oldest Pro, 17-Year-Old Yashasvi Jaiswal Writes Fascinating Rags To Riches Story

The IPL 2020 player auction's youngest buy was Yashasvi Jaiswal, who was bought by Rajasthan Royals. Meanwhile 48-year-old Pravin Tambe was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders.

IPL 2020 Auction: Pravin Tambe Remains Oldest Pro, 17-Year-Old Yashasvi Jaiswal Writes Fascinating Rags To Riches Story
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IPL 2020 Auction: Pravin Tambe Remains Oldest Pro, 17-Year-Old Yashasvi Jaiswal Writes Fascinating Rags To Riches Story
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2019-12-19T21:39:10+05:30

Pravin Tambe was the oldest player in the 2020 IPL player auction, to be sold. The 48-year-old was signed by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs. 20 Lakh. Also, Yashasvi Jaiswal became the youngest buy in the auction. Rajasthan Royals bought him for Rs 2.40 crore.

(IPL Auction | Cricket News)

With plenty of experience in the Indian Premier League, Tambe made his IPL debut at the age of 41, when he represented Rajasthan Royals against Delhi Daredevils at Jaipur in May 2013.

In total, Tambe has played in 47 T20s, notching 54 wickets, and having scored 29 runs. He has a bowling average of 22.09.

Jaiswal has never played in the IPL.  His well-documented struggles include living in a tent after coming to Mumbai from his native Uttar Pradesh as an 11-year-old. That move was triggered by his desire to make a name for himself in cricket. He will also be representing India in the U-19 Cricket World Cup.

He hit the limelight during the prestigious Vijay Hazare Trophy in September-October, he struck 203 off 154 balls, including 12 sixes and 17 boundaries, to become the youngest batsman to hit a double hundred in List A cricket.

Amongst the other Indians, Robin Uthappa was the costliest Indian in the auction, being sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 1.5 crore. Meanwhile, pacer Jaydev Unadkat joined Rajasthan Royals, Priyam Gargjoined Sunrisers Hyderabad. Also, 14-year-old youngest auction entrant Noor Ahmed of Afghanistan didn't have any takers

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