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.
Watch Rajvardhan Hangargekar in action here:
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.
Ahead of the season, they received a massive blow as Deepak Chahar was ruled out due to a hamstring injury. They went hard after the bowling all-rounder, shelling out INR 14.25 crores for him. His replacement hasn’t been named yet.
Going into the IPL 2022 mega auction, CSK retained Ravindra Jadeja, Dhoni, Ruturaj Gaikwad, and Moeen Ali. They went into the auction with a plan of assembling the old squad and managed to get quite a few players as well.
CSK squad for IPL 2022 season:
Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni, Moeen Ali, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Dwayne Bravo, Ambati Rayudu, Robin Uthappa, Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, Tushar Deshpande, KM Asif, Shivam Dube, Maheesh Theekshana, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Samarjeet Singh, Devon Conway, Dwaine Pretorius, Mitchell Santner, Subhranshu Senapati, Adam Milne, Mukesh Choudhary, Prashant Solanki, C Hari Nishaanth, N Jagadeesan, Chris Jordan, K Bhagath Varma.