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jayant   |  2022-03-26

Rajvardhan Hangargekar: 10 interesting facts you need to know

Rajvardhan Hangargekar, India’s star performer in the 2022 U-19 World Cup, is one of the most talked-about names for this year’s IPL

Hangargekar, the 19-year-old all-rounder from Maharashtra has impressed all the cricket fans in India with his all-round abilities in the 2022 U-19 World Cup

So, here we have listed down 10 interesting facts about this talented cricketer.

Pic credit: BCCI

1) On 10 November 2002, Rajvardhan Hangargekar was born in Tuljapur in Maharashtra’s Marathwada in India

2) From an early age, his dad Subhash Hangargekar supported from the fields of his village to big stadiums.

3) In 2016, Rajvardhan was selected in Maharashtra’s U-16 squad for the Vijay Merchant Trophy.

4) Hangargekar was accused of age fraud by Maharashtra’s commissioner of the Sports and Youth Department.

5) On 16 January 2021, Rajvardhan made his T20 debut for Maharashtra in the 2020–21 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

6) On 21 February 2021, he made his List A debut for Maharashtra in the 2020–21 Vijay Hazare Trophy

7) He was a member of the Indian U-19 side that managed to win the 2022 U-19 World Cup.

8) In the 2022 U-19 World Cup, Rajvardhan Hangargekar picked five wickets and also scored some quick runs batting lower down the order.

He also smashed a hat-trick of sixes against Ireland in the group stages

9) Hangargekar was bought by CSK for INR 1.5 crores in the 2022 IPL auction.

10) Rajvardhan has been nicknamed Hangargeka by his teammates.

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