Pravin Tambe asks his IPL auction money to be donated to charity

The 48-year-old leg-spinner has been picked up by Kolkata Knight Riders to play in IPL 2020.

According to a report in a leading daily, Pravin Tambe has asked Kolkata Knight Riders to donate the money he earned after the auction for the 2020 Indian Premier League season to a charity of the franchise.

Pravin Tambe, 48, was bought by KKR at the IPL auction last week along with fellow Mumbai players Yashasvi Jaiswal and Tushar Deshpande, the latter two snapped up by Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals respectively.

While Yashasvi Jaiswal fetched a handsome ₹2.4 crores, both Tushar Deshpande and Pravin Tambe were picked up at a base price of ₹20 lakhs.

For Tambe, who has played for NaMo Bandra Blasters and North Mumbai Panthers in the T20 Mumbai league, 'playing in the IPL is sufficient' in what would be his fifth season in the league.

"KKR must have seen something in me to have bought me," Tambe had told the media after the IPL auction. "I'm grateful to the KKR team management. I want to give them back. If you get the support, you can go a long way."

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