Wicket-keeper-batsman for Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy, Aditya Tare is very well known amongst the Indian audiences, who have watched the IPL for hitting the last ball six off the bowling of James Faulkner against the Rajasthan Royals to help Mumbai qualify for the playoffs in the 2014 edition of the Indian Premier League. Its been four years since and Tare has had a stint with two other franchises. He has returned to Mumbai Indians, though as the most successful IPL franchise and the defending champions for the season purchased him in the auctions this year.
Recently talking to Cricketnext about the same. Tare was quoted saying, “It is pretty exciting to be back with Mumbai Indians… back with the MI family… back home. A new team has been assembled by the think-tank and there are a lot of youngsters and exciting talent in the team this time around,”
“I absolutely loved my time here at the Mumbai the last time I was here. They have played a big part in my grooming as a player. Mumbai have helped me become a better player as when I started playing for them, I hadn’t played first-class cricket. Once I came into the MI setup, I learnt a lot of things and thanks to Kiran More, who is still the wicket-keeping coach, he helped to improve my wicket-keeping skills and that has helped me do well in my career. I have become a good wicket-keeping batsman for my state team. MI has played a big role in me becoming what I am today,”
He further said, "The important part of the auction was our franchise managed to retain all top players, that have performed and done well in the past. I am pretty confident that the team will repeat the success of previous seasons,”
“I personally, have been good friends with Pollard, while JP Duminy has also returned to the franchise. The South African was part of the MI family when I joined the team in 2010. Since then, I have shared good bonds with these players and I am glad that we're are reunited once again,”