Hooda additionally dropped a catch to give Rishabh Pant a lifeline within the match in opposition to Delhi Capitals.
Deepak Hooda, the Baroda cricketer, is at present plying his commerce within the 2021 version of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The all-rounder is taking part in for the Punjab Kings (PBKS), who’re positioned seventh within the factors desk. In the batting lineup, Hooda has batted above West Indies’ Nicholas Pooran and the teenager hasn’t upset by any stretch of the creativeness.
In the meantime, Hooda turned 26 years outdated on Monday, April 19 and he was showered with wishes. Former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh additionally had a birthday want for Hooda. Even as he lauded Hooda for his power-hitting, he requested him to improve his catching.
In the match in opposition to the Delhi Capitals (DC) on Sunday, April 18, Hooda nearly dropped a catch of Rishabh Pant. It occurred within the 18th over of the Capitals’ run-chase. Fortunately, the ball didn’t come out of his palms.
He took to Twitter and wrote, “Happy birthday to the fiery and determined youngster @HoodaOnFire! Wishing you loads of success for the IPL – keep working hard and hitting them out of the park definitely need to work on those slippery butter fingers in the outfield.”
Happy birthday to the fiery and decided teenager @HoodaOnFire! Wishing you a great deal of success for the IPL – maintain working laborious and hitting them out of the park 💪🏻👊🏻 undoubtedly want to work on these slippery butter fingers within the outfield 🤪
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) April 19, 2021
Deepak Hooda taking part in a blinder
In PBKS’s opening recreation in opposition to the Rajasthan Royals (RR), he scored 64 runs off 28 balls with 4 fours and 6 sixes. Hooda talked about his attacking method after taking part in the whirlwind innings.
“I was just reacting to the ball and showing aggressive intent in my batting. I got this role at No. 4 and I am happy to get this role, as I bat at this position in domestic cricket. There was no dew, the ball is holding up on the wicket for a bit. The score is quite good and we should be able to defend it,” Hooda was quoted as saying.
Rahul additionally heaped praises on Hooda for his game-defining knock. “It was an incredible innings from Hooda, and that’s the type of fearless batting we would like to see within the IPL,“ Rahul stated after the sport. PBKS went on to win the match in Mumbai by 4 runs. Apart from that, Hooda additionally obtained scores of 10 and an unbeaten 22.