IPL 2022: WATCH - "My father likes Dhoni, he always wanted me to play for CSK," says Rajvardhan Hangargekar

Rajvardhan Hangargekar was signed by Chennai Super Kings for INR 1.5 crore in IPL 2022 mega-auction.

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India U19 World Cup winner, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, is happy on being roped in by Chennai Super Kings (CSK). The franchise bought him for INR 1.5 crore in the recently held IPL auction. 

Hangargekar was part of the India U19 World Cup-winning squad which beat England in the final to lift the title. The all-rounder said he will cherish the experience his entire life.

"Winning the U19 World Cup was a really good moment for all of us, this thing we will cherish for our entire life," he said. The 19-year-old also added that seeing CSK and Mumbai Indians (MI) bid for him in the auction was a great moment for him. 

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"Everyone wants to play in the IPL, by the time my name came up in the auction, that was the amount I got excited about. When MI and CSK were fighting it out for me in the auction, that was a great moment for me," Hangargekar said in a video posted on the official website of IPL.

The 19-year-old revealed that he and his father like Super Kings a lot and they are a big admirer of MS Dhoni. "I have always been a die-hard fan of MS Dhoni, my father used to like CSK a lot, he really loved Dhoni and he always wanted me to play for CSK. I am really happy to play with his franchise, so I am really happy about it," he added.

Hangargekar said he is looking forward to learning a lot of things from Dhoni. "He can teach me about the mindset, I will ask him about things because this chance won't come that often."

"My mindset is to play like West Indies cricketers, I like to bowl fast and I like to bit big sixes. I have been working on my strength, I just want to watch the ball and hit it beyond the boundary," he added.

CSK squad for IPL 2022: MS Dhoni, Moeen Ali, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ravindra Jadeja, Ambati Rayudu, Dwayne Bravo, Robin Uthappa, Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, Tushar Deshpande, Shivam Dube, Maheesh Theekshana, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Simarjeet Singh, Devon Conway, Dwaine Pretorius, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Subhranshu Senapati, Mukesh Choudhary, Prashant Solanki, C Hari Nishaanth, N Jagadeesan, Chris Jordan, K Bhagath Varma.



By - 18 Feb, 2022

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