Last Update on: December 31st, 2021 at 11:53 am
A biopic is reportedly in motion on the life of Mumbai leg-spinner Pravin Tambe, whose career is a great inspiration to all those who think age is something of a barrier to starting new things and shows that everybody’s time comes to shine, even if it comes late in life.
In 2012, the then 41-year-old Tambe was picked by the Mumbai team for the Vijay Hazare tournament. He then made history when the Indian Premier League (IPL) Rajasthan Royals’ team, which was then captained by Rahul Dravid, hired his services and he went on to become one of the huge success stories of the Indian Premier League.
Tambe, a leg-spinner, was a prolific name at the Mumbai maidans and played a lot of Dr. HD Kanga Memorial Cricket League. He had not made his FC debut when Rajasthan Royals bought him for the IPL 2013, overlooking the fact that was over 40 years old.
He soon made a name for himself, picking a hat-trick in the IPL 2014 against Kolkata Knight Riders and was named the Man of the Match and also earned the purple cap for the first time in his IPL career.
In February 2017, Pravin was bought by the Sunrisers Hyderabad team for the 2017 Indian Premier League for 10 lakhs. In the 2020 IPL auction, he was bought by the Kolkata Knight Riders ahead of the 2020 Indian Premier League.
Shreyas Talpade To Play The Titular Role Of Pravin Tambe
It has been reported by Indian Express that known Marathi and Hindi movie actor Shreyas Talpade will be played the titular role of Pravin Tambe in his biopic. The movie will also feature veteran actor Ashish Vidyarthi. The news outlet also reported that shooting has already started in Thane, though the cricketer himself has not confirmed anything yet.
Pravin Tambe has also represented the Gujarat Lions, Sunrisers Hyderabad and also played for Trinabago Knight Riders in the Caribbean Premier League.
He had to retire from Indian cricket in order to feature in the foreign cricket leagues and made history in season two of the T10 League season, when playing for the Sindhis team, he became the first bowler in tournament history to pick up a hat-trick in 10 overs cricket format. He also became the first player to take 5 wicket haul in this format.