Pravin Tambe Wife, Age, Height, IPL, Stats, Teams, Retirement, Movie

Updated on: Apr 19, 2023 4:23 pm IST

Pravin Tambe

Pravin Tambe is a buzzing name in Mumbai club cricket circuit but it would have been limited to just that had 2013 not happened to him. 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.

Age 51 years
Height 5 feet 5 inches
Wife Vaishali
Movie

Who is the oldest player to play in the IPL?

Pravin Tambe was born on 8 October, 1971 in Mumbai. He was 44 years and 219 days when he made IPL debut. He is the oldest Indian but second oldest player after Brad Hogg (45 years and 92 days) to play in IPL.

Pravin Tambe IPL

Rajasthan Royals’ scouts spotted him and picked him up in the auction at the base price for 2013 season. 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 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.

Role: Right-arm leg-break bolwer

Date of Birth: 8 October, 1971

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

First-class debut: 14 December 2013 Vs Odisha at Mumbai

List A debut: 25 February 2017 Vs Gujarat at Chennai

T20 debut: 7 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

IPL Teams: Gujarat Lions, Rajasthan Royals, Sunrisers Hyderabad

CPL Team: Trinbago Knight Riders

Who is Pravin Tambe Wife?

Pravin Tambe Wife is Vaishali. The duo has two kids together.

Pravin Tambe Wife

Marriage Date: NA

Children: 2

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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