Deepak Hooda is a talented Indian cricketer who is known for his all-round abilities in the game.
Born in Rohtak, Haryana on April 19, 1995, Hooda made his domestic debut for Haryana in the 2014–15 season. Since then, he has established himself as a key player in the Indian domestic circuit and has also played in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Hooda is primarily a middle order batsman who is known for his aggressive stroke play. He has the ability to score quick runs and is particularly effective in the limited overs format of the game.
In his first season for Haryana, he scored 546 runs at an average of 49.63, including two centuries and two half-centuries. He followed this up with another impressive season, scoring 293 runs at an average of 48.83.
His performances in domestic cricket attracted the attention of IPL franchises, and he was picked up by the Rajasthan Royals in 2015.
In his first season, he scored 151 runs at an average of 30.20 and a strike rate of 158.94. He also took six wickets with his off-spin bowling, showing his versatility as an all-rounder.
Hooda has since played for various IPL franchises including Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) and the Baroda Cricket Association team.
Hooda’s impressive performances in domestic cricket earned him a call-up to the Indian national team in 2018 for the T20I series against Sri Lanka.
However, he did not get a chance to play in that series. He has since been a regular performer in the domestic circuit and has also played for the India A team.
Apart from his cricketing skills, Hooda is also known for his fitness and work style. He is a hardworking player who constantly wants to improve his game.
He is also a team player and is known for his positive attitude, which makes him a valuable asset to any team he plays for.
In recent years, Hooda has faced some controversies in his cricketing career. In 2021, he withdrew from the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy tournament, citing “lack of communication and support” from the Baroda Cricket Association.
He later joined the Rajasthan Royals for the 2021 IPL season but was involved in a heated argument with his teammate Sanju Samson, which resulted in his ouster from the team.
Despite these setbacks, Hooda remains a talented and promising cricketer with a bright future.
He has shown his ability to perform in high-pressure situations and his ability as an all-rounder makes him a valuable asset to any team.
With his hard work and dedication, he has the potential to become a regular member of the Indian national team and make a mark on the international stage.