Praveen Tambe is an Indian cricketer, best known for making his IPL debut at the age of 41. He is also famous for the biopic titled ‘Kaun Hai Tambe’ which is slated to release on 1st April 2022 on Disney+ Hotstar, starring Shreyas Talpade.
Praveen Vijay Tambe was born on Friday, 8 October 1971.age 50 years; by 2021) in Mumbai. His zodiac sign is Libra. He studied at Government High School, Mumbai. He studied sports fiction at the Government PC-College in Bangladesh.
Height (approx.): 5′ 8″
Hair Color: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Body Measurements (Approximately): Chest: 44 inches, Waist: 36 inches, Biceps: 14 inches
parents and siblings
Praveen’s father’s name is Vijay and mother’s name is Jyoti. She has a brother, Prashant, who is an engineer.
wife and children
Praveen is married and has a son and a daughter.
In 2013, Praveen became a member of Rajasthan Royals and played for the team till 2015. In February 2017, he was picked up by Team Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs. 10 lakhs. In the 2020 IPL auction, he played for the team Kolkata Knight Riders. In an interview, Praveen 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 pleasure. I was not worried about anything. My target was just to bowl the right length.”
Praveen became a team member for the Mumbai Ranji team in 2000, but he could not 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.
He became the first player to play in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) for Trinbago Knight Riders in July 2020.
Awards, Honors, Achievements
- In the Champions League 2013, Praveen received the Golden Wicket award for taking the most wickets in the tournament.
- On 5 May 2014, he scored a hat-trick against Kolkata Knight Riders in Ahmedabad and also won the Man of the Match award.
- He also won the Purple Cap after taking the highest number of wickets in IPL 2014.
- He also became the first player to take 5 wickets in the second season of the T10 league.
Facts / Trivia
- Praveen’s home team is Mumbai.
- He is a right handed batsman and right arm leg break bowler.
- Before Praveen made his IPL debut, he practiced cricket for the Kanga Cricket League, club cricket and his office. He played in several other competitions including Liverpool in England and district cricket competition.
- Praveen wanted to become a fast bowler when he started playing cricket as a child, but his captain Ajay Kadam directed him to bowl leg spin.
- When Praveen was growing up, he accompanied his father to the ground where his father used to play cricket for Johnson & Johnson.
- Once, Praveen was practicing at Shivaji Park Gymkhana, where he was noticed by a cricketer, Sandeep Patil Who was impressed by his bowling style.
- In 2019, Praveen played T10 tournament. In 2020, he was selected to play the 2020 IPL, but the BCCI refused him to play because he had not announced his retirement or took permission from the BCCI to play the IPL.
- Shreyas Talpade tweeted the poster of the film ‘Kaun Hai Tambe’ on 7 March 2022. In an interview, Shreyas talked about playing the role of Praveen in the biopic and said,
It is an honor to represent Praveen and I will always cherish the time I spent with him in preparing for this role, which required a new level of dedication and effort from all of us. I hope our audience will not only enjoy the film but will be impressed and inspired by it.
Who is Praveen Tambe? Cricket’s most experienced debutante, and most inspiring cricket story ever told.#who Praveen TambeTrailer out on 9th March.#DisneyPlusHotstarMultiplex@legytambe @anjalipofficial @paramspeak @Blessing @jaipradesai pic.twitter.com/UD8ZqF1HyE
— Shreyas Talpade (@shreyastalpade1) 7 March 2022
- In an interview, Praveen talked about ‘Kaun Hai Tambe’, a biopic on his cricketing journey and said,
My only wish is that more and more people are 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 to life and it’s going to be a very special day for me.”
- Praveen runs a cricket academy in Mumbai named Praveen Tambe Cricket Academy.
- He is a fitness enthusiast and visits the gym regularly.