The life of Pravin Tambe will become a biopic

It’s not just sports bigwigs, or those who played for India, who are a muse for biopics. There is another film coming up, based on the life of Mumbai’s leg spinner Pravin Tambe.

In 2012, the then 41-year-old Tambe was selected by the Mumbai squad for the Vijay Hazare tournament. A few months later, the Rajasthan Royals IPL team led by Rahul Dravid hired their services. Soon he became the face of one of the most common sayings in sports: “age is just a number”.

The Indian Express understands that the role of Tambe will be played by Shreyas Talpade, whose Bollywood debut Iqbal coincidentally had a cricket-based plot. Talapade filmed in Thane with Ashish Vidyarthi.

Tambe, meanwhile, did not comment on the biopic. However, his close friend confirmed that filming has already started in Mumbai.

Late, late flowering

The 50-year-old has had a remarkable journey as a cricketer. At a time when his peers in their late 30s were calling the time on their playing careers, Tambe continued to play the sport in Mumbai. maidaans. Shortly after making his mark in the IPL, he received his first Ranji Trophy cap at the age of 42 when the Mumbai team included him in their roster for their match against Jharkhand.

Pravin Tambe played for the Rajasthan Royals. (To file)

Before he could make his mark on the big stage – the IPL – he worked as a liaison at the DY Patil stadium for the first two seasons of the IPL in 2008-09.

He was called up by the Royals for selection trials and became the oldest player in IPL history when he was selected. He went on to represent the Gujarat Lions, Sunrisers Hyderabad and also played for the Trinabago Knight Riders in the Caribbean Premier League.

Tambe became the oldest player to land a contract in the 2018 IPL auction, at the age of 48, but was not cleared to play for the Kolkata Knight Riders because he had competed in the League T10 in Sharjah the same year. Only retired Indian players are authorized by the Indian Cricket Council to play in T10 or T20 games organized by another cricket council.

After that, he decided to retire and informed the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) of his decision. He then withdrew his resignation in order to play the Mumbai league.

Tambe was once again bought by the KKR at the IPL auction last year for its base price of Rs 20 lakh.

Currently, the veteran is on the KKR support staff and also plays in the T10 league in Abu Dhabi.

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