Always admired Shikhar Dhawan and sharing the fitting room with him would be a great experience – Raj Angad Bawa

Indian Under-19 World Cup winner Raj Angad Bawa said he had always admired senior Indian fly-half Shikhar Dhawan and sharing the dressing room with him at Punjab Kings would be a great experience for him. him.

Shikhar Dhawan was bought by the Punjab Kings for INR 8.25 crore during the 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL) mega auction in Bengaluru. Moreover, Raj Angad Bawa who had set his base price at INR 20 lakh was bought by Punjab Kings for INR 2 crore.

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Raj Angad Bawa bought by Punjab Kings for INR 2 crore at IPL 2022 Mega Auction

Left-arm batsman and right-arm pacer Raj has performed very well for India at the 2022 U19 World Cup. He bagged nine wickets and scored 252 runs in six matches in the tournament. He notably broke Dhawan’s record of 155 points, which was the highest individual score by an Indian at the U-19 World Cup. Raj scored 162 carries on 108 balls to break Dhawan’s record.

Shikhar Dhawan bought by Punjab Kings for INR 8.5 crore at IPL 2022 Mega Auction

Nice to meet him (Shikhar Dhawan) and see if he knows. I have always looked up to him and sharing the locker room with him would be a great experience,” a delighted Rajangad told TOI after being picked by the Punjab Kings.

I am happy that Raj Angad Bawa has been chosen by the Punjab Kings team – Sukhwinder Singh Bawa

Raj’s father, Sukhwinder Singh Bawa, who coached 2011 World Cup man of the tournament Yuvraj Singh, said he was very happy to see the Punjab Kings pick Raj at auction and he won’t don’t worry about the price.

“I’m not concerned about the price. He got a head start after the World Cup performance. The real test for him as a cricketer comes now.

“Being part of any IPL team is a learning curve for any youngster, and for Raj in particular, who better than a coach like Anil Kumble, a coach like Jonty Rhodes and seniors like Shikhar Dhawan would expect a youngster “said Sukhwinder. YOU.

“I am happy that he has been chosen by the Punjab Kings team as it keeps him in familiar territory and as a coach and father I hope he plays to the best of his abilities. Best wishes to the team for the coming season,” he added.

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