Bowling has always been Pakistan cricket’s forte. And the country has no dearth of talent when it comes to ‘art with leather’. Pakistan players are often ranked highly entertaining and competitive. During the inaugural season of Indian Premier League, Pakistani players left that impression. Also Check- IPL 2016- Full Coverage
It was the only season during which Pakistan players were part of IPL franchises and played a pivotal role in their respective teams. One such performance was by fast bowler Sohail Tanvir. The wrong-footed bowler impressed one and all during the first season of IPL.
The left-armer played for Rajasthan Royals franchise and in one of the matches showed his unique talent. Tanvir against Chennai Super Kings scalped six wickets in his quota of four overs and gave away only 14 runs. Also Read- Rishi Kapoor wants Pakistani cricketers in the IPL
The figures remain the best in the history of IPL and no bowler has yet breached the six-wicket haul mark. During the league match played at Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur Tanvir demolished the CSK top order and then came back to clean up the tail, including Albie Morkel’s prized wicket.
Here is how Sohail Tanvir demolished the CSK batting
Interestingly, four of Tanvir’s victim were left-handed batsmen. His 6/14 helped Rajasthan Royals to bundle out CSK for just 109 runs. Rajasthan Royals eventually won the match with eight wickets in hand. The second best figures in IPL history go to Anil Kumble, who returned with figures of 5/5 for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Rajasthan Royals in 2009 edition.