Even though Deepak Hooda has been successful with more balls than a bat in the T20 series against New Zealand. But he considers himself more of a batsman than a bowler.
Indian team all-rounder Deepak Hooda is part of the playing XI in the T20 series against New Zealand. In the second T20 against the Kiwi team, he could not do anything special with the bat. But, he did a great job with the ball. Hooda took 4 wickets in bowling there, which made it difficult for the New Zealand batsmen to settle on the wicket even for 20 overs. Now some similar performance will be expected in the third T20 which is being played in Napier.
Even though Deepak Hooda has been successful with more balls than a bat in the T20 series against New Zealand. But he considers himself more of a batsman than a bowler. Meaning he is a batting all-rounder. He said these things in the interview given before the third T20 was played in Napier.
I have to go as a batting all-rounder – Deepak Hooda
Deepak Hooda said before the third T20, “I have always been a batting all-rounder, so it is important for me to score. However, I also work on my bowling so that when the team needs me, I am ready for that. He said, “I have been in the role of an all-rounder ever since I made my debut. I have worked a lot on my bowling in the last 3 months. This cycle continued even when I was not associated with the team.
Why did Hooda shy away from playing at number 3?
When Deepak Hooda was asked about his batting position, he said, “I would like to bat at number 5 because there is no question of number three because there are big players playing at that position.” Playing at number 5 and number 6, it takes some time to adjust to the conditions, but I know my role and I try to play according to the situation.
Hooda got scared – Kaif
Former India cricketer Mohammad Kaif was a bit surprised to know the reason behind Deepak Hooda’s resignation from the number 3 position. He said, “Do you think Hooda is scared? He should have said that Virat and KL Rahul have to be replaced.