Former India opener Aakash Chopra praises Deepak Hooda who in recent times, has made a pretty solid claim to being seriously considered for the T20 World Cup.
Aakash Chopra praises Deepak Hooda
During the two-match T20I series against Ireland, Hooda struck a stunning century in the second match before an unbeaten 47 in a rain-curtailed affair.
In the first T20I match against England, Deepak Hooda scored 33 runs for 17 balls while batting at no.3. Hooda struck three fours and two sixes that set the team on course to what turned out to be a match-winning total.
Former India opener Aakash Chopra praised the 27-year-old for his selfless batting. “He’s been very good. He doesn’t try to stick around even though he knows from next match Virat Kohli will be available. He’s been doing really well in his previous matches,” Chopra said on his official YouTube channel.
Chopra then touched upon a very valid question: What happens to Hooda when senior cricketers like Virat Kohli, KL Rahul among others will be back to take their spots in the eleven. Where does the batter fit into India’s eleven then?
“Ha has put up a big question: When everybody is back, what happens to me? He could have played a bit slow, hit a fifty and solidified his claim. But it was against team’s ethos. Hooda has been absolutely sensational. He’s enjoying batting at No 3,” Chopra said.
India will play their second T20I match against England on July 9 in Edgbaston, Birmingham.