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

Updated on: Sep 20, 2022 6:18 pm IST

  • Pravin Tambe

    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.

    Age 50 years
    Height 5 feet 5 inches
    Wife Vaishali

    Pravin Tambe was born on 8 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

    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

    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 Wife

    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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