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Mumbai”s talismanic captain


“Go after your dream, no matter how unattainable others think it is.” Being a cricketer in recent times is never easy. It comes with a huge price and a lot of expectations from people all around the world. Being captain of a particular team is even more stressful, especially when it is a high profile team like “Mumbai” in domestic cricket… A person who puts in all the effort, who is committed to the task and who is fully engaged in the moment towards achieving his goal is the true shining star: Aditya Tare. Adu as he is fondly known as is a complete self-made man, who strives hard in every single game to lead from the front. He is that kind of leader who does not force people to follow, but invites them on the journey towards making their team a top side in the domestic arena.

Humble by nature, combined with good looks and a very pleasing personality, a very dedicated and determined individual in all aspects of life and a very responsible player is how I will describe him. Mumbai has always been the team that has produced some super talented cricketers who have made it big in the international circuit. There are many successful players today in the side but team Mumbai is always incomplete without this talented batsman and wicketkeeper Aditya Tare. Today all his efforts have finally paid off as now we all see him leading the Mumbai team in the most dynamic fashion. I recently interviewed him at the Mumbai Cricket Association and that is where he shared with me that it truly is a matter of pride and honour for him to lead a team like Mumbai.

Mumbai has a great history of winning 40 Ranji Trophy titles. Whenever they take the field they play their hearts out as if there is no tomorrow. Over the years they have set a huge standard for themselves. Mumbai are now trying to reconstruct their side into a perfect team that can win many more titles and what more when you have a great player like Aditya as captain who always looks to bring the best out of his team mates.

Tare has always been fascinated and has loved all kinds of sports since a young age .During his school days he was involved in his school’s football team but at the same time was also drawn towards cricket. He has always had good cricketing skills and that has helped him a lot. He was captain of the OLPS School and in one of the tournaments he scored a big hundred and thus came into the lime light. He has further played some exceptional cricket in the under 14, under 17 and under 19 squads.

Aditya is a right handed batsman and wicketkeeper who represents Mumbai in domestic cricket and Mumbai Indians in IPL. He is a good batsman whose key strength is his flexibility. He plays a great variety of innovative strokes and is a powerful striker of the ball. Every time he goes out to play he looks to settle down first and then play a long innings. He is a very mature player who always looks to play for the team’s cause. This Mumbai lad has that rare quality of being cool and calm under pressure situations and has thus helped his team cross the line on plenty of occasions. As a leader he always looks to create a positive environment in the dressing room where all his team mates feel secure about themselves and further makes sure that every new youngster in the side is always treated equally. For him there is no senior or junior in the team.

Aditya Tare made his first class debut in the year 2009 and from there on has been a crucial member of the squad, as he has been getting a lot of runs and dismissed many batsmen as wicket keeper too. Aditya has also created history in the Kanga League Tournament as he was the 1st batsman to score a double ton. During our interview he had shared with me that it was really nice that he had created history and was the first ever batsman to score that double hundred in such a prestigious and historical tournament…It was indeed one of the special knocks that he has played. This humble gentleman is best remembered for hitting that great six against Rajasthan Royals in IPL 7, thus helping his team reach the plays offs. Moreover he is one of the lucky few to have shared the dressing room with the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Corey Anderson, Bhajji, Pollard, Simmons etc at such a young age.

Speaking about his captaincy…there is no doubt that he has a huge responsibility on his shoulders as skipper of the Mumbai team. He has adapted very well to the job entrusted to him. He leads by actions rather than words and makes sure time and again that his team is doing well as one unit. The street smartness in him helps him plan his strategy and tactics very well. Tare is someone who time and again contributes significantly to the team’s success. He is a complete team man and is ready to take on any role given to him. He believes that playing many more games will help him learn and become not only a better player but also a great captain. Learning is a continuous process and should never stop. The Mumbai team always looks to play for the coveted title of being champions in the Ranji Trophy tournament. Currently they have a young team and as time passes they will learn and adapt. As captain, his aim has always been to bring stability in the side and further looks to take on all the challenges thrown at him.

Finally… Aditya has always been that quiet achiever, allowing his performances to speak for themselves. Recently, in the 2015 Ranji season Mumbai won against Punjab, by an innings and 12 runs playing at home and here too he led from the front scoring an unbeaten 137 runs off 300 deliveries and was exceptional behind the stumps. Undoubtedly he and his young team have that spark in themselves to bring home the title this year too…We at CricFit.com wish Aditya and his Mumbai troop all the best for the tournament ahead and hope they succeed in all their future games!

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