Ad itya Tare has decided to part ways with the Mumbai team after a 17-year run from the U17 level. Tare was excluded from the Mumbai Cricket Association’s (MCA) list of 47 senior men’s cricketers for the off-season camp ahead of the upcoming domestic season and is now expected to play for Uttarakhand this season.
The 34-year-old Tare has played 80 first-class and 73 List A matches for Mumbai and was the last Ranji Trophy-winning captain for the 41-time champions. As a Mumbai player, Tare has put up 6364 in one-day and Test cricket.
The seasoned campaigner was part of the Mumbai Ranji Trophy last season before sustaining an injury in the quarterfinal in June. He went on to miss the final. He was also part of the Mumbai Indians squad in the IPL for seven years from 2010 to 2017 and was a part of the squad during the franchise's title-winning campaigns in 2013 and 2015.
Aditya Tare made an emotional statement addressing his departure from Mumbai as he said, “It’s difficult to put into words how I feel about moving on from Mumbai. Since I was about 16 years old when I got my first Mumbai cap (under 17) until today at the ripe age of 34 I’ve enjoyed myself, played with absolute pride and lived my dream of being a Mumbai Player!” Tare said.
“Along the way, I’ve had some successes and achievements and also endured criticism and failures but the moments spent with my teammates during those wins and losses have been my most enjoyable memories,” Tare continued.
He also thanked his coaches, support staff and administrators over his journey and expressed that he is up for a new challenge. “I’m grateful to all my coaches, support staff, selectors and administrators of MCA who’ve played a massive role in my journey as a Mumbai Player. I won’t lie, it did hurt a bit the way things ended. But it’s time for new challenges, new environment and I am excited for this new phase in my playing career with so much yet to offer,” he said.
Aditya Tare is not the first player to transfer to a new domestic side this season as veteran India and Bengal wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha joined Tripura as player-cum-mentor. Similarly, Tare’s Mumbai teammates in Siddesh Lad and Arjun Tendulkar have joined Goa. Former India fast bowler Varun Aaron announced that he will be parting ways with his domestic side Jharkhand for the 2022-23 season to join the Baroda team.