After a memorable campaign with Yash Dhull-led Team India side at the U-19 ICC World Cup 2022 in the Caribbean, youngster Rajvardhan Hangargekar was roped in by MS Dhonis Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for the 15th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). One of Chennais new recruits, youngster Hangargekar showed off his six-hitting .
Indian U-19 World Cup-winning player Rajvardhan Hangargekar had a good outing in the nets session at the Chennai Super Kings’ (CSK) base in Surat. He was seen in action hitting sixes and taking tips from CSK captain, MS Dhoni.
To begin with, there was a warmup session following which, Hangargekar flexed his bowling skills. He then had a chat with the fielding coach, Rajiv Kumar, before picking up the bat and showcasing his batting prowess. Hangargekar was bought by the franchise for INR 2.50 crores.
The Chennai franchise will defend their title this season having won in the UAE last year. Their first game will be against their opponents in the final, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), on opening day, i.e. March 26, Saturday.
Earlier, Dhonis CSK celebrated the birthday of net bowler Rocky Warney at the team hotel. Dhoni and Co. had kickstarted their pre-IPL 2022 camp at the Lalbhai Contractor Stadium in Surat on Wednesday. The four-time champions had re-signed superstars Ambati Rayudu, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Robin Uthappa at the mega auction of the IPL 2022. CSK will play the tournament opener of the IPL 2022 against last season’s runners-up Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on March 26.