Some players are destined for greatness and some are not. But the most basic thing to achieve something is hard work. The same thing applies to Deepak Hooda, a young player living in the small town of Rohtak in Haryana. He has the explosive power that makes him a threat in white-ball cricket and has shown incredible patience and ability to rein in his aggressive tendencies when needed in the longest format of the game.
Just because the player has the ability to turn the game into a winning position, the player is being nicknamed as “Hurricane“.
Recently, the player expressed his desire to play under the leadership of MS Dhoni. Deepak is big time for the CSK team and he has a deep desire to play for the team. In the last few seasons of IPL, Hooda was a part of Punjab Kings but unfortunately he was not retained by the franchise ahead of the upcoming mega auction. It is believed that if the player is selected in Team India’s ODI squad for the series against West Indies then the chances of the player getting it through auction are high. In a discussion with news channel India News, Hooda was asked if he has any favorite or favorite team to watch, he picked CSK as his favorite and also expressed his desire to wait for the West Indies tour.
“There is nothing like that. As of now, Deepak is not waiting for the auction on the 12th and 13th, he is just waiting for the 6th. There is no team as such, I just want to play. But my personal favorite team is the Chennai Super Kings. I am like a kid who wants to play under MS Dhoni.”Deepak Hooda
“I am MS Dhoni’s die-hard fan; I like his leadership as well. I have spoken to him many times. When I had come to the Indian team earlier as well, Dhoni bhai was also there. Then also I used to talk to him and after that, whenever we have met we have spoken.”Deepak Hooda Added
If we look at Hooda’s previous record, especially with Punjab Super Kings, Hooda scored a total of 261 runs in just 19 matches, scoring a few fifties for the franchise with a top score of 64.
Deepak is going to make a comeback after 5 years, and when the player asked the former big hitter player Irfan Pathan, that why he isn’t getting any chance to play. The veteran player in response to the Deepak Hooda’s question replied “Apna time Ayega” which means your time will come soon. After waiting for around Eight years hooda made his debut at Baroda, Hooda’s time finally came when he was picked for the upcoming three-match home ODI series against West Indies.
The squad selected for the bilateral series against West Indies which also has Deepak Hooda’s name in it:
The ODI Squad will be – Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Deepak Hooda, Surya Kumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (WK), Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav, Washington Sundar, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohd. Siraj, Prasidh Krishna and Avesh Khan
The T20 squad will be – Rohit Sharma (C), Ishan Kishan, KL Rahul (VC), Shreyas Iyer, Virat Kohli, Surya Kumar Yadav, Venkatesh Iyer, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Ravi Bishnoi, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Mohd. Siraj, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan