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“A Legend Is at No. 3 and I Can’t Get That Spot”, Deepak Hooda on Virat Kohli

The batting all-rounder Deepak Hooda thinks he can’t stake a claim for the No.3 spot in the Indian T20I team due to the presence of Virat Kohli.

Hooda, who made his T20I debut in February 2022 against West Indies has featured in 14 matches. In those matches, he garnered 293 runs and scalped five wickets.

The 27-year-old is primarily a top-order batter but has not got enough chances due to the presence of experienced players. The trio of KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma and Kohli are the automatic choices for the first three positions.

Furthermore, the need for a keeper and a fast-bowling all-rounder in the XI have further affected Hooda’s chances of making it to the XI. However, the ongoing series against New Zealand has witnessed Hooda getting a good amount of exposure.

"A Legend Is at No. 3 and I Can’t Get That Spot": Deepak Hooda on Virat Kohli
“A Legend Is at No. 3 and I Can’t Get That Spot”: Deepak Hooda on Virat Kohli

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In the second T20I on Sunday, Hooda could not open his account with bat but returned as the best bowler of the team with four scalps. This performance helped him to retain his place in the final T20I as well.

Deepak Hooda working on his all-round abilities to cement a permanent place

Ahead of the third T20I game against the Kiwi team, Hooda revealed that he is working hard to improve his bowling off the field. He further reckoned that apart from scoring runs, he needs to contribute to the team with the ball as well.

READ MORE: AUS vs ENG: Jos Buttler Takes DRS Even Before On-Field Umpire Gives His Verdict

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Further, the talented middle-order batter stated that he wants to bat at the No.5 spot in the Indian team. In this regard, he termed Kohli as the legend and the perfect player for No.3. Also, the leading run-scorer in T20Is in 2022, Suryakumar Yadav has been consistent to cement his place in the number four position.

“I am a batting all-rounder, so scoring runs is very important, but I’m working on my bowling as well and want to chip in whenever the team needs me. I would like to bat at 5, we have a legend playing at 3 and I have to be realistic, I can’t get that spot.”

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The absence of senior players in the Kiwi series has not made much difference to Hooda’s batting position. He is currently donning the role of a No. 4, which majorly will involve providing a flourish in the slog overs.

The batting all-rounder Deepak Hooda thinks he can’t stake a claim for the No.3 spot in the Indian T20I team due to the presence of Virat Kohli.

Hooda, who made his T20I debut in February 2022 against West Indies has featured in 14 matches. In those matches, he garnered 293 runs and scalped five wickets.

The 27-year-old is primarily a top-order batter but has not got enough chances due to the presence of experienced players. The trio of KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma and Kohli are the automatic choices for the first three positions.

Furthermore, the need for a keeper and a fast-bowling all-rounder in the XI have further affected Hooda’s chances of making it to the XI. However, the ongoing series against New Zealand has witnessed Hooda getting a good amount of exposure.

"A Legend Is at No. 3 and I Can’t Get That Spot": Deepak Hooda on Virat Kohli
“A Legend Is at No. 3 and I Can’t Get That Spot”: Deepak Hooda on Virat Kohli

READ MORE: Liam Livingstone Opts Out Of Upcoming Edition Of Big Bash League

In the second T20I on Sunday, Hooda could not open his account with bat but returned as the best bowler of the team with four scalps. This performance helped him to retain his place in the final T20I as well.

Deepak Hooda working on his all-round abilities to cement a permanent place

Ahead of the third T20I game against the Kiwi team, Hooda revealed that he is working hard to improve his bowling off the field. He further reckoned that apart from scoring runs, he needs to contribute to the team with the ball as well.

READ MORE: AUS vs ENG: Jos Buttler Takes DRS Even Before On-Field Umpire Gives His Verdict

Further, the talented middle-order batter stated that he wants to bat at the No.5 spot in the Indian team. In this regard, he termed Kohli as the legend and the perfect player for No.3. Also, the leading run-scorer in T20Is in 2022, Suryakumar Yadav has been consistent to cement his place in the number four position.

“I am a batting all-rounder, so scoring runs is very important, but I’m working on my bowling as well and want to chip in whenever the team needs me. I would like to bat at 5, we have a legend playing at 3 and I have to be realistic, I can’t get that spot.”

The absence of senior players in the Kiwi series has not made much difference to Hooda’s batting position. He is currently donning the role of a No. 4, which majorly will involve providing a flourish in the slog overs.

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The batting all-rounder Deepak Hooda thinks he can’t stake a claim for the No.3 spot in the Indian T20I team due to the presence of Virat Kohli.

Hooda, who made his T20I debut in February 2022 against West Indies has featured in 14 matches. In those matches, he garnered 293 runs and scalped five wickets.

The 27-year-old is primarily a top-order batter but has not got enough chances due to the presence of experienced players. The trio of KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma and Kohli are the automatic choices for the first three positions.

Furthermore, the need for a keeper and a fast-bowling all-rounder in the XI have further affected Hooda’s chances of making it to the XI. However, the ongoing series against New Zealand has witnessed Hooda getting a good amount of exposure.

"A Legend Is at No. 3 and I Can’t Get That Spot": Deepak Hooda on Virat Kohli
“A Legend Is at No. 3 and I Can’t Get That Spot”: Deepak Hooda on Virat Kohli

READ MORE: Liam Livingstone Opts Out Of Upcoming Edition Of Big Bash League

In the second T20I on Sunday, Hooda could not open his account with bat but returned as the best bowler of the team with four scalps. This performance helped him to retain his place in the final T20I as well.

Deepak Hooda working on his all-round abilities to cement a permanent place

Ahead of the third T20I game against the Kiwi team, Hooda revealed that he is working hard to improve his bowling off the field. He further reckoned that apart from scoring runs, he needs to contribute to the team with the ball as well.

READ MORE: AUS vs ENG: Jos Buttler Takes DRS Even Before On-Field Umpire Gives His Verdict

Further, the talented middle-order batter stated that he wants to bat at the No.5 spot in the Indian team. In this regard, he termed Kohli as the legend and the perfect player for No.3. Also, the leading run-scorer in T20Is in 2022, Suryakumar Yadav has been consistent to cement his place in the number four position.

“I am a batting all-rounder, so scoring runs is very important, but I’m working on my bowling as well and want to chip in whenever the team needs me. I would like to bat at 5, we have a legend playing at 3 and I have to be realistic, I can’t get that spot.”

The absence of senior players in the Kiwi series has not made much difference to Hooda’s batting position. He is currently donning the role of a No. 4, which majorly will involve providing a flourish in the slog overs.

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