Wanindu Hasaranga came up the ranks quickly in the last year. Also, hopes to take his favourite cricket Virat Kohli‘s wicket one day. Moreover, Hasaranga was the standout bowler in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. And finishing with 16 scalps from eight matches. As he continues to grow in stature. He is aiming to get the wickets of his favourite batters one day.
“I would love to get my favourite cricketer Virat Kohli’s wicket someday. I also want to pick Babar Azam and Glenn Maxwell’s wickets as well,” Wanindu Hasaranga said.
Furthermore, Wanindu Hasaranga has seen the likes of Kohli and Maxwell in close quarters. While playing for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the second phase of IPL 2021. Hasaranga is touted as the successor to Muttiah Muralitharan and Rangana Herath has represented Sri Lanka with flying colours in the past. However, Hasaranga stressed that there is no pressure on him for him to deliver.
“I always strive to take wickets when I bowl. When I’m on the national team, I always try to give it my all. That is why I am wealthy. I’m always driven to succeed. I’m not under any duress. I don’t want to follow in the footsteps of Muralitharan or Herath. I want to be Hasaranga’s first.”
Lastly, Wanindu Hasaranga has been amazing. He’s also playing for Jaffna Kings in the ongoing Lanka Premier League. The importance of leg-spinners in the shortest formats is emphasized.
“Leg spinners can do anything. Because in T20 cricket, batsmen are going to hit big shots. We have a lot of variations. Sometimes, we can get hit for 40-50 runs in a match. But in the next match, we find a way to get back and pick 4-5 wickets. Leg-spinners can win matches,” Wanindu Hasaranga said.