Just like his leg-spin, Peter Hatzoglou’s rise to the top has been rapid.
The 22-year-old finance student has been plucked from relative cricketing obscurity to become a rising star of Australia’s top-tier T20 competition, the Big Bash League.
“It’s been pretty crazy and overwhelming,” Hatzoglou remarked.
A few seasons ago, Hatzoglou was plying his trade in third-grade premier cricket for Melbourne University. But his fortunes changed the following summer, when he left an impression on former Australian captain Cameron White.
“I was opening the bowling and I suppose I did well in this game and within the next week I was training with the Melbourne Stars, bowling to them,” Hatzoglou said.
“I’ve not spoken to Whitey about it explicitly but I…