Rajvardhan Hangargekar: My bowling technique is similar to Michael Holding’s
India U19 fast bowler Rajvardhan Hangargekar reckoned that he has a bowling technique similar to that of the legendary Michael Holding. The 19-year-old pacer is currently plying his trade in the U19 World Cup in the West Indies where the Boys in Blue have already qualified for the Super League quarterfinals after winning all three of their games in Group B.
Hangargekar, who hails from Tuljapur, Maharashtra, has picked up four wickets thus in the tournament far at an impressive economy rate of 3.50. The Young Turk termed Holding a “legend” of the game and said that he prefers following the technique of the former West Indies speedster, who picked up 391 wickets in his international career.
Holding is a great person: Rajvardhan Hangargekar
“He runs fast at the crease, he bowls all out and that’s where I feel I am replicating him. He is a legend and I love his bowling. He’s a great person was well,” Hangargekar was quoted as saying in a video uploaded on ICC Cricket World Cup’s official Facebook page.
Hangargekar came into the World Cup on the back of experience in domestic cricket while playing for Maharashtra. In five List A and two T20s, the seamer has picked up 10 wickets with two four-wicket hauls to show for his efforts.
Prior to the mega event in the Caribbean Islands, Hangargekar was a part of the India U19 team in the Asia Cup in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). In the Asia Cup, he picked up five wickets from four games at a decent economy rate of 5.13.
Moreover, he got a three-wicket haul against Australia in a warm-up fixture before the World Cup. Hangargekar is no mug with the bat either as he scored an unbeaten 39 against Ireland at the Brian Lara Stadium. The right-handed batter also notched 33 runs against Pakistan in the Asia Cup.