Shishir is a batsman of high quality and famed for reading swing Hattangadi was a beneficiary of the master of scientific coaching Vasant Amladi in his under-19 and under-22 days. He is considered a cricketer who's aspirations were stronger than ability . He donned the Lion crest with pride and performed consistently. In his 60 first class appearances, the opening batsman scored 3772 at an average of 43.78 with 10 hundreds. He went on to lead Bombay and when he stopped enjoying the game, quietly quit.