RCB’s Head of Scouting Malolan Rangarajan sheds light on unknown entity, Himanshu Sharma

24 Dec, 2022 By Editor

As RCB chose to introduce big names in Reece Topley and Will jacks at the mini-auction on Friday, straddling these two names were a few impressive youngsters. Adding to their youth strength, RCB bought the likes of Rajan Kumar, Avinash Singh, Sony Yadav, Manoj Bhandage and Himanshu Sharma.

RCB’s Head of Scouting, Malolan Rangarajan opened up on the purchase of Himanshu Sharma and how his leg-spinning ability will add some important spice to the RCB table, making him an exciting pick in the latest edition of the auction.

Talking on the RCB Bold Diaries, Malolan said, “Himanshu is a very exciting talent. It’s a good time to speak about our process and what we have in RCB from a scouting point of view. We first identified him a year back and we have been tracking him ever since and this year we had a camp for our existing RCB players and we chose to invite him over. We gave him a very useful opportunity using our coaches, Sanjay Bangar and obviously our batting and spin bowling coach Sriram.”

He further added, “We have tested him according to our standard drills. Himanshu is exciting in a way because he is from Rajasthan, he is a club-level cricketer, and he has not played any competitive cricket. He is extremely skilled, however, and we are also looking into the future also but knowing he is still good and we can develop him.”

Malolan concluded about Himanshu by talking about his role, stating, “He is a leg-spinner who has the ability to turn the ball both ways. It’s how our scouting process works. It’s nice to see that someone has actually come from that level.”