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Pravin Tambe Indian Cricketer: Age, Height, Wife, IPL, Stats, CPL Team, Retirement, Story


What would you do if you are not able to take that important elevation to first-class cricket and you have reached 40? Most people would start to doubt themselves and the quality they possess. Not Pravin Tambe though. A buzzing name in Mumbai club cricket circuit but it would have been limited to just that had 2013 not happened to Pravin Tambe.

Pravin Tambe was born on 8th October, 1971 in Mumbai. He was in love with the game of cricket right from the very young age and wanted to become a fast bowler. But his Orient Shipping captain Ajay Kadam encouraged him to try leg-spin. He was holding a job in the daytime while playing club cricket on the weekends. He toiled hard in Mumbai club cricket structure to get recognition but failed to do so for several years.

Pravin Tambe IPL

Then came the twist in Pravin Tambe’s journey as one of Rajasthan Royals’ scouts spotted him. After that, Rajasthan Royals picked him up in the auction at the base price for 2013 season. He became the oldest player to play in the IPL when he made his debut at the age of 41. Later that year, Pravin Tambe grabbed the ‘Golden Wicket award’ in Champions League T20 after he took most wickets in the competition. He took 12 scalps at an average of 6.50 during that competition.

After that terrific performance in the T20 format, Pravin Tambe earned his maiden Ranji Trophy call-up for Mumbai. He made his first-class debut against Odisha in December 2013 and played a couple of matches in that season. Following year in 2014, he picked up a magnificent hat-trick against Kolkata Knight Riders at Ahmedabad. He used to be the complete package of control and the wicket-taking ability for any T20 captain.  

Since then, Pravin Tambe has played IPL cricket for teams like Gujarat Lions, Sunrisers Hyderabad by providing useful support to the main spinners. He took part in the T10 League in UAE during the 2018 season and as a result of that, he was disqualified from playing IPL 2020 after being picked up by Kolkata Knight Riders in the auction. He will be now seen in action during the CPL 2020 as he will be playing for Trinbago Knight Riders.

Bowler Typer/Role: Right-arm leg-break

Physical Appearance

Pravin Tambe Height: 5’ 5” (1.65 m)

Weight: 68 Kg

 Eye Colour: Dark Brown

Hair Colour: Dark Brown

Tattoo: NA

Personal Life

Date of Birth: 8th October, 1971

Age (as on August 2020): 48 Years

Birth Place: Mumbai, India

Zodiac sign: Libra

Nationality: Indian

School: NA

College: NA

Educational Qualifications: NA

Signature: NA

Father: Vijay Tambe

Mother: NA

Sister: NA

Brother:  NA

Coach: NA

Religion: Hinduism

Address: Mumbai, India

Cricket Career


First-class: 14th December, 2013 Vs Odisha at Mumbai

List A: 25th February, 2017 Vs Gujarat at Chennai

T20: 7th May, 2013 Vs Delhi Daredevils at Jaipur


Jersey Number: 02

Major Teams: Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Gujarat Lions, Rajasthan Royals, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Mumbai Cricket Association XI


Pravin Tambe IPL Teams: Gujarat Lions, Rajasthan Royals, Sunrisers Hyderabad

Pravin Tambe CPL Team: Trinbago Knight Riders

Pravin Tambe Wife

Marital Status: Married

Pravin Tambe Wife: Vaishali

Marriage Date: NA

Children: 2

Pravin Tambe Controversies

  • In August 2015, Pravin Tambe created a stir when he took part in a private T20 competition in USA alongside Mohammad Ashraful in the same team. Mohammad Ashraful was banned by the Bangladesh Cricket Board after his involvement in a fixing scandal earlier.
  • In February 2020, Pravin Tambe was disqualified from playing IPL 2020 due to his involvement in T10 League in the UAE in 2018.

Lesser Known Facts

  • Pravin Tambe used to work as a liaison officer during the IPL matches at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai.
  • Former Indian cricketer Sandeep Patil was impressed by Pravin Tambe’s leg-spin. He rated Tambe’s flipper as particularly lethal.
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