He had figured in a couple of Tests, a few ODIs and a handful of Twenty20 games for Pakistan but remained largely a fringe player. But signed up by the Rajasthan Royals in the inaugural edition of the IPL, Sohail Tanvir attracted considerable attention worldwide both by his wrong footed action that caused batsmen a lot of problems and the number of wickets he picked up.
The left-arm paceman ended up being the competition's leading wicket taker with 22 scalps at an average of a shade over 12, an impressive economy rate of 6.46 and a remarkable strike rate of 11.2. This included an astonishing six for 14 against Chennai Super Kings - the best figures in a Twenty20 game. Since then he has gone from strength to strength.