At the end of IPL 2022, Deepak Hooda became one of the most popular players in Indian cricket. The 27-year-old, who played at number 3, playing for the Lucknow Super Giants team showed a classy match and it helped him get a call-up to the national team. This wonderful but so coveted opportunity came into his life, and he grabbed it with both hands and has been in the best shape of his life ever since. Recently in Ireland, his stunning hundred in the T20I tournament made all the headlines, and now in the ongoing ODIs in the West Indies, he is also contributing.
Former India player Saba Karim praised Hooda for his recent triumph, in a conversation with India News. The legendary Karim called Hooda “the biggest match-winner in the Indian white-ball team at the moment,” given his all-round ability to make a quick difference for his team.
“For me, Deepak Hooda is currently the biggest match-winner in the Indian white-ball team. He is turning out to be an incredible addition to the team and believes that he can contribute as an all-rounder. He is bowling with some confidence as he did in the IPL and is keen on getting better,” Karim told India News.
At the end, Karim, a former wicketkeeper from India, added that all the new Indian cricketers are trying to bring their personal skills to the game.”Bowling all-rounders like Jadeja, Axar Patel and Deepak Chahar have worked on their batting. So players have started to realize that to make their place in the Indian team, they need to add more to their repertoire. Specialist bowlers like Bumrah have also worked hard on their batting,” Karim added.
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