Mike Hesson
Mike Hesson. Image: BCCI/IPL

Regal Challengers Bangalore’s Mike Hesson-drove support staff feels Sri Lankan leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga has accomplished more than what was generally anticipated of him in the  IPL, having entered the group as an immediate substitution for Yuzvendra Chahal.

The second-highest wicket-taker in the ongoing version of the league, Wanindu Hasaranga as of late took a five-for to lead his group to triumph over Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Wanindu Hasaranga Always Getting Big Players Out: Mike Hesson

Wanindu Hasaranga. Photo-IPL
Wanindu Hasaranga. Photo-IPL

“From the start, Hasaranga was always getting big players out, he was getting wickets in the middle that got us back in the game, even though he might have got one for 28 which does not cause highlights. He was actually doing a nice job for us,” said the director of cricket Hesson on RCB Bold Diaries.

RCB vs PBKS: Wanindu Hasaranga Is A Good Cricketer, As Is Yuzvendra Chahal: Mike Hesson

Chahal, probably RCB’s best bowler over the most recent couple of years, left for Rajasthan Royals in front of the ongoing IPL season to leave a void that was brilliantly filled by the Lankan.

“It was very hard to replace one of our all-time greats and someone like Yuzi, he is an icon at RCB. Hasaranga comes in as his replacement, as the tournament’s gone they work out he is a good cricketer as is Yuzi,” Hesson said.

Wanindu Hasaranga Comes In With Incredible Expectations

Wanindu Hasaranga, IPL 2022, RCB
Wanindu Hasaranga (Credits: Twitter)

RCB’s batting and spin bowling trainer Sridharan Sriram additionally commended the 24-year-old for surpassing assumptions.

“What we have done with him is that his run up has been very up and down so we just fixed his run up. The speed at which he delivers is very much the same now.

“He used to run fast, slow as there was a mixed up pattern to it but the way the speed at which is running, the angles from which he runs, from where he delivers the ball, we are trying to still experiment and keep getting him better so I think there are little tweaks here and there. At the end of the day, they are delivering the results,” Sriram said.

He added, “Replacing Yuzvendra Chahal for RCB was not an easy task; Hasaranga comes in with incredible expectations.

“Everyone knows what Yuzi has done for RCB and to come and fill into his boots and be second on the list of highest wicket taker now, full credit to him because the way he has handled the pressure on the expectation of the Indian public and the RCB fans.

Wanindu Hasaranga
Wanindu Hasaranga. Image: BCCI

“Some of the criticisms he had to face and how he has bounced back every time, is incredible proof of his sort of temperament.” Speaking about handling pressure situations, Hasaranga said, “I like to get challenges so that’s very easy to handle pressure situations for me.”

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