Pravin Tambe

Pravin Tambe is an Indian cricketer who is known for debuting in IPL at the age of 41. He is also famous for the biopic titled ‘Kaun Hai Tambe’ that is set to release on 1st April 2022 on Disney+Hotstar that stars Shreyas Talpade.

Wiki/Biography

Pravin Vijay Tambe was born on Friday, 8 October 1971 (age 50 years; as of 2021) in Mumbai. His zodiac sign is Libra. He attended Govt High School, Mumbai. He studied Sports Fiction at Govt PC-College, Bangladesh.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 8″

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black

Body Measurements (approx.): Chest: 44 Inches, Waist: 36 Inches, Biceps: 14 Inches

Pravin Tambe

Family

Parents & Siblings

Pravin’s father’s name is Vijay, and his mother’s name is Jyoti. He has one brother, Prashant, who is an engineer.

Pravin Tambe with his mother and brother

Pravin Tambe with his mother and brother

Wife & Children

Pravin is married and has a son and a daughter.

Pravin Tambe with his wife and children

Pravin Tambe with his wife and children

Cricket

In 2013, Pravin became a member of the Rajasthan Royals and played for the team till 2015. In February 2017, he was bought by the team Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs. 10 lakhs. In the 2020 IPL auction, he played for the team Kolkata Knight Riders. In an interview, Pravin talked about his debut in cricket at the age of 40 and said,

I am passionate about the game. I have always played the game for enjoyment. I was not worried about anything. My aim was just to bowl the right lengths.”

Pravin Tambe during IPL match as a player of Rajasthan Royals

Pravin Tambe during IPL match as a player of Rajasthan Royals

Pravin became a member of the squad for the Mumbai Ranji team in 2000, but he was unable to play in that match. In the 2013-2014 Ranji Trophy, he played for the Mumbai team. On 25 February 2017, he also played the 2016–17 Vijay Hazare Trophy.

Pravin Tambe during Ranji Trophy 2013-2014

Pravin Tambe during Ranji Trophy 2013-2014

He became the first player in July 2020 to play Caribbean Premier League (CPL) for Trinbago Knight Riders.

Pravin Tambe during Caribbean Premier League

Pravin Tambe during Caribbean Premier League

Awards, Honours, Achievements

  • Pravin received the Golden Wicket award for taking the most wickets in the tournament in Champions League 2013.
  • On 5 May 2014, he made a hat-trick against Kolkata Knight Riders in Ahmedabad and also won the man of the match award.
  • He also achieved the purple cap after he took the highest wickets in IPL 2014.
  • He also became the first player to take 5 wickets in season two of the T10 League.
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Facts/Trivia

  • Pravin’s domestic team is Mumbai.
  • He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm leg break bowler.
  • Before Pravin debuted with IPL, he used to practice cricket at Kanga Cricket League, club crickets, and for his office. He played in various other competitions that include Liverpool and District cricket competition in England.
  • Pravin wanted to become a fast bowler when he started playing cricket during childhood, but his captain Ajay Kadam guided him to bowl leg-spin.
  • While Pravin was growing up, he used to accompany his father to the ground where his father used to play cricket for Johnson and Johnson.
  • Once, Pravin was practising at Shivaji Park Gymkhana where he was noticed by a cricketer, Sandeep Patil who was impressed by his bowling style.
  • In 2019, Pravin played the T10 tournament. In 2020, he was selected to play 2020 IPL, but BCCI denied him to play because he had not announced his retirement or taken permission from BCCI to play IPL.
  • On 7 March 2022, Shreyas Talpade tweeted the poster of the movie, ‘Kaun Hai Tambe.’ In an interview, Shreyas talked about playing the role of Pravin in the biopic and said,

    It’s an honour to represent Pravin and I will always treasure the time spent with him in preparing for this role which required a new level of dedication and effort from all of us. I hope our audiences not only enjoy the film but are touched & inspired by it.”

  • In an interview, Pravin talked about the biopic, ‘Kaun Hai Tambe’ that was made on his cricket journey and said,

    My only wish is that more and more people get inspired to live their dreams and never underestimate their potential no matter what their circumstances are and never give up. My family and loved ones can’t wait to see my story come alive, and for me it is going to be a very special day.”

  • Pravin runs a cricket academy named Pravin Tambe Cricket Academy in Mumbai.

    Pravin Tambe at his cricket academy

    Pravin Tambe at his cricket academy

  • He is a fitness enthusiast and hits the gym regularly.

    Pravin Tambe working out at the gym

    Pravin Tambe working out at the gym

 

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