Full name Aditya Prakash Tare
Born November 7, 1987, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra
Playing role Wicketkeeper
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
It’s often that despite all that a player accomplishes in his career, it’s one moment that’s etched in everybody’s mind that ends up defining him. Aditya Tare has that one ball glory – a whip off his legs to send James Faulkner into square leg’s stands at the Wankhede in 2014’s IPL to propel Mumbai Indians into the play-offs in what turned into a second decimal point qualification.
But such moments overlook what has been a pretty impressive First Class career. The Mumbai wicket-keeper, Tare made his Ranji debut in 2009. His big-hitting prowess came to the fore in one of the Corporate Trophy matches, where playing for IOC, he took Reliance’s bowling to the cleaners. This was enough to impress the owners of Reliance to recruit the young lad into their bigger franchise, Mumbai Indians for the 2010 season of the IPL.
Hailing from the fishing community based in Palghar, a district in the far northern outskirts of Mumbai, Tare represented Mumbai in most age divisions, even captaining the under-19 and under-22 sides. His keeping stood out in the 2011-12 season with the most dismissals for a keeper in the season. In 2015, after the then-Mumbai-skipper Suryakumar Yadav ran into issues with the MCA, Tare was given the captaincy reins and he took the side to win the Ranji Trophy for the 41st time.
In the IPL though, he hasn’t been able to cement a spot in any of the sides he’s played for. Despite being with Mumbai Indians till 2015, which included two title wins, he couldn’t break through regularly, thanks to the star-studded lineup they had. He was picked by Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Daredevils in the 2016 and 2017 IPL auctions respectively, but yet again failed to get a long rope. He was back with Mumbai Indians in the 2018 season.
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