Royals will be under pressure in CL: Tanvir

Updated: 01 October 2008 13:55 IST

Sohail Tanvir feels Rajasthan Royals would be under pressure to perform during the inaugural Champions League tournament.

Royals will be under pressure in CL: Tanvir

Karachi:

Sohail Tanvir feels Rajasthan Royals would be under pressure to perform during the inaugural Champions League tournament as they have to maintain the same intensity level, which helped them become IPL champions.

Tanvir was an outstanding performer for the Royals playing as he emerged as best bowler of the event and played a key role in his team's title win.

"There will be pressure on not only me but the entire Rajasthan team in the Champions League as we have to reproduce the same sort of good and consistent performances that allowed us to win the IPL," Tanvir said.

Apart from the IPL winners, Chennai Superkings -- the runners-up will take part in the inaugural Champions League to be played at three venues in India this December with a USD 3 million purse for the winners.

"The pressure will be there as we are IPL champions and have performed really well. I think to perform brilliantly is not that hard as it is to perform consistently so there will pressure on me as well to perform well.

"I always enjoy pressure situations and I will try to give a better performance," Tanvir said.

Tanvir said he was looking forward to challenge and excitement of the Champions League which will also feature the Twenty20 champion teams from Australia, Pakistan, England and South Africa.

"I know it will be a big event because the IPL was the first event of its kind and it changed the face of cricket. More importantly the matches produced high excitement levels and I think the Champions League will be no different," he said.



Topics : Cricket Rajasthan Royals
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