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Rajvardhan Hangargekar Height, Weight, Age, Family, Facts, Biography

Rajvardhan Hangargekar Quick Info
Height 5 ft 11 in
Weight 78 kg
Date of Birth November 10, 2002
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Eye Color Dark Brown

Rajvardhan Hangargekar is an Indian professional cricketer who came to prominence in February 2022 as an integral member of the Indian squad that had won the 2022 ICC (International Cricket Council) Under-19 Cricket World Cup. This was India’s 4th successive appearance in the final of the tournament after losing efforts in 2016 and 2020 and a winning campaign in 2018. This was also the 5th time that India had lifted the trophy after victorious campaigns in 2000, 2008, 2012, and 2018. A couple of months before this, in December 2021, Rajvardhan was a key part of the Indian squad that had triumphed at the 2021 ACC (Asian Cricket Council) Under-19 Asia Cup. This was the 8th time that India had won this competition out of the 9 editions that had been played.

Born Name

Rajvardhan Subhash Hangargekar

Nick Name

Stallion

Rajvardhan Hangargekar as seen in an Instagram Post in November 2021
Rajvardhan Hangargekar as seen in an Instagram Post in November 2021 (Rajvardhan Hangargekar / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Scorpio

Born Place

Tuljapur, Osmanabad, Marathwada, Maharashtra

Residence

Tuljapur, Osmanabad, Marathwada, Maharashtra

Nationality

Indian

 

Occupation

Professional Cricketer

Rajvardhan Hangargekar as seen in an Instagram Post in December 2021
Rajvardhan Hangargekar as seen in an Instagram Post in December 2021 (Rajvardhan Hangargekar / Instagram)

Family

  • Father – Subhash Hangargekar (d. June 2020)
  • Siblings – He has an older sister.

Batting

Right-Handed

Bowling

Right-Arm Medium

Role

All-Rounder

Jersey Number

77 – Youth ODI

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm

Weight

78 kg or 172 lbs

Rajvardhan Hangargekar as seen in an Instagram Post in January 2022
Rajvardhan Hangargekar as seen in an Instagram Post in January 2022 (Rajvardhan Hangargekar / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Side-cropped, curly hair
  • Clean-shaven look
Rajvardhan Hangargekar as seen in an Instagram Post in February 2022
Rajvardhan Hangargekar as seen in an Instagram Post in February 2022 (Rajvardhan Hangargekar / Instagram)

Rajvardhan Hangargekar Facts

  1. In the opening match of the 2021 ACC Under-19 Asia Cup, against the United Arab Emirates, Rajvardhan had produced a stellar bowling spell of 3/24 in 9 overs to limit the hosts to just 128 runs all out in 34.3 overs, helping India start the tournament with a massive 154-run victory.
  2. In the next game, against arch-rivals Pakistan, he had showcased his skills with the bat. He had come to the crease when India’s score was a precarious 202/8 in 44.5 overs. He smote 33 runs off just 20 balls including 5 fours and a six to lift India to a competitive total of 237 runs. That score had kept India in the game until the last ball off the final over of the match when Pakistan had scraped through to a narrow 2-wicket defeat. This was India’s only defeat in the 11 matches that they played across the 2021 ACC Under-19 Asia Cup and the 2022 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup.
  3. In the semi-final of the tournament, against Bangladesh, he had put in another impactful all-round performance, first scoring 16 runs off just 7 balls (including 2 sixes) to help India push to a competitive total of 243 runs. He had then recorded figures of 2/36 in 8 overs to help limit Bangladesh to just 140 runs.
  4. In India’s 2nd group stage match of the 2022 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup, against Ireland, he had hammered 39 runs off just 17 balls (including 5 sixes). He had struck 6, 6, 6, and 4 off the last 4 balls of India’s innings to take the team’s score from 285/5 to 307/5. He had then recorded stingy figures of 1/17 in 7 overs to help the team to a massive 174-run win.
  5. In the next game, India’s final group stage match, against Uganda, he did not get to bat as India racked up a score of 405/5 in 50 overs, defeating Uganda by 326 runs. This was the second-biggest victory margin in the history of Youth ODIs. He had a minor role to play with the ball though, picking up 2/8 in just 3 overs as Uganda slumped to 79 runs all out in less than 20 overs.
  6. In the semi-final of the tournament, against Australia, he had bowled a delivery that had been clocked at 141.7 kph, eclipsing his previous best of 139.3 kph. Speeds in this range are considered decently quick at the senior international level in men’s cricket but are a rarity at the under-19 tier.
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