Pravin Tambe is an Indian cricketer who is known for debuting in the IPL at the age of 41. He is also famous for the biopic titled ‘Kaun Hai Tambe?’ that was released on 1 April 2022 on Disney+ Hotstar that stars Shreyas Talpade in the lead role.
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.
Height (approx.): 5′ 8″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Body Measurements (approx.): Chest: 44 Inches, Waist: 36 Inches, Biceps: 14 Inches
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.
Wife & Children
Pravin is married and has a son and a daughter.
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 was bought by 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 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 played the 2016–17 Vijay Hazare Trophy.
He played the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) for Trinbago Knight Riders in July 2020.
- 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 won the Purple Cap after he took the highest number of wickets in the IPL 2014.
- He became the first player to take 5 wickets in season two of the T10 League.
- He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm leg-break bowler.
Before making his debut in the IPL, he played for Kanga Cricket League, his office, and many more cricket clubs. He played in various other competitions include Liverpool and District cricket competitions in England.
- Pravin wanted to become a fast bowler when he started playing cricket during childhood, but it was Ajay Kadam, a cricketer, who suggested 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 cricketer Sandeep Patil who was impressed by his bowling style.
- In 2019, Pravin played the T10 tournament. In 2020, he was selected for the IPL, but the BCCI denied him to play because he had not announced his retirement from T10 or taken permission from the BCCI to play the IPL.
- On 7 March 2022, Shreyas Talpade tweeted the poster of the movie ‘Kaun Pravin 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.”
Kaun hai Pravin Tambe? Cricket ka most experienced debutante, and the most inspiring cricket story never told.#KaunPravinTambe, trailer out on 9th March.#DisneyPlusHotstarMultiplex@legytambe @anjalipofficial @paramspeak @AshishVid @jaypraddesai pic.twitter.com/UD8ZqF1HyE
— Shreyas Talpade (@shreyastalpade1) March 7, 2022
- In an interview, Pravin talked about the biopic ‘Kaun Pravin 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.
- He is a fitness enthusiast and hits the gym regularly.