Rajvardhan Hangargekar is a young cricketer from India. He is an all-rounder and is just 19 years old. He has promising talent and has shown his skills to the cricket community in the recent ICC Under-19 T20 World Cup held in West Indies. We have gathered some information about Rajvardhan Hangargekar’s personal life, cricket stats, major events, etc, let’s begin with his biography.
Rajvardhan Hangargekar Biography
|Full Name||Rajvardhan Subhash Hangargekar|
|Age||19 Years Old|
|Date of Birth||10th November 2002|
|Birth Place||Tuljapur, Maharashtra|
Rajvardhan Hangargekar was born on the 10th of November in 2002 in Tuljapur, Maharashtra. He lost his father Subhash Hangargekar last year in June due to Covid. His mother Anita Hangargekar now works and raises them alone. He also has a brother named Abhijeet Hangargekar. Rajvardhan completed his Senior Secondary education at Terna Public School, Osmanabad, Maharashtra. He is now studying Commerce at Marathwada Mitra Mandal College.
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His family and friends call him Piyush (nickname). Right now there is no data available if he has a girlfriend or not.
His father was a huge fan of former Indian captain MS Dhoni and wanted his son to become a cricketer. Unfortunately, he’s no more to watch his son play at the international level for India.
In a recent interview on the Chennai Super Kings Youtube channel, Piyush said that his father always supported & encouraged him to play cricket and wanted to see him play for India. But due to his father’s demise, he was heartbroken, though he later moved on and continued to chase his father’s dream. We have some old pictures of him and his parents, let’s have a look.
Rajvardhan Hangargekar Career
Rajvardhan Hangargekar is a right-arm fast-medium bowler who bats right-handedly. He started his cricketing journey at a very early age. With the support of his father and the hard work, the allrounder played the Under-19 T20 World Cup for India in January-February this year, the tournament was hosted by West Indies. India won the title after beating England by 4 wickets.
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During the tournament, Rajvardhan picked 5 wickets in 6 matches with an economy of 3.67. He even bowled 168 dot ball including 6 maiden overs throughout the tournament. The all-rounder came into the limelight for his hard-hitting batting. In the match against Ireland, he goes berserk and smashed 39 runs off just 17 deliveries with 5 sixes and a four.
He smacked Muzamil Sherzad for three sixes in a row in the final over of India’s innings and helped India cross the 300 mark. He scored 52 runs in 3 innings at a strike rate of 185.71.
Rajvardhan played the Under-14 tournament for his district, Osmanabad. Earlier he was a right-arm off-spin bowler but due to the lack of pace bowlers in his team, he decided to switch his bowling style and started practicing bowling fast bowling. At the start, he was just throwing the ball with as much pace as possible but the line and length were not good. However, after hard work and practice, he improved his bowling.
Batting-wise he always was a big fan of MS Dhoni and liked to hit big sixes. He has a kind of Glenn Maxwell and Umesh Yadav’s batting style when he hits the ball very hard. He is not much of a technical batter, he is a pinch hitter who bats down the batting order and finishes the game for his team.
T20 Debut: Rajvardhan Hangargekar made his T20 debut for Maharashtra on January 16 (2021) in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2020-2021.
List A Debut: After a month back in the same year, he made his List A debut for Maharashtra on February 21, in the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
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He was also picked in the ‘India C’ team or Under-19 Challenger Trophy and Under-19 Triangular Series where he grabbed 4 and 3 wickets respectively. The same year, in the Under-19 Vinoo Mankad Trophy, played from September to October, Hangargekar sashed 216 runs in 8 matches and also bagged 19 wickets.
He was also part of the Asia Cup winning Indian team in December 2021 and was named in the Indian team for the Under-19 T20 WC 2022. For the past two years, he was coached and trained by Mohan Jadhav in Pune and Tejas Matapurkar at the Veerangan Cricket Academy respectively.
IPL Contract: After winning the U-19 T20 WC, Rajvardhan Hangargekar puts his name in the IPL 2022 mega auction at a base price of 30 lakhs. He later was acquired by Chennai Super King for INR 1.5 crores. However, he didn’t get the chance to make his IPL debut but was training and practicing with Ruturaj Gaikwad and Ravindra Jadeja in CSK camp.
Made some precious memories from the IPL this year. Thank you #WhistlePodu army for the love, support, and for everything. The sun will rise again, and the Super Kings will bounce back with a bang the coming season.— Rajvardhan Hangargekar (@Im_Rajvardhan77) May 21, 2022
……until we meet again 💛💛 pic.twitter.com/tI6sjlgabr
Controversy: Omprakash Bakoria, Maharashtra’s Commissioner of Sports and Youth Department accused Rajvardhan Hangargekar of committing age fraud which helped him play Under-19 T20 WC. Bakoria said that Hangargekar changed his date of birth in 8th Class from the 10th of January 2001 to the 10th of November 2022.
Rajvardhan Hangargekar Stats
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Rajvardhan Hangargekar’s Batting and Bowling videos
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