Deepak Hooda: Indian all-rounder Deepak Hooda, playing on New Zealand tour, has made a big statement about Virat Kohli. Hooda is currently not getting a chance to bat at number three in the Indian team, whereas in the last season of the Indian Premier League, he performed strongly at this position. Hooda has made it clear ahead of the third T20I against New Zealand that he cannot even think of taking the number three position as the legend bats.
Hooda said, "I would love to bat at number five. One of our legends bats at number three, so I have to accept that I am not going to get that spot. Sometimes batting at number five or six becomes a troublesome thing, but I have played this role. I am an all-weather player and I need to play according to the situation of the game."
Constantly working on my bowling – Hooda
In the second T20 against New Zealand, even though Hooda was dismissed on the first ball, but he did wonders with the ball. Hooda had spent only 10 runs in 2.5 overs and took four wickets in his name. Now he has informed that he is continuously working on his bowling for the last three months.
Hooda said, "I am a batting all-rounder so it is very important to score runs, but I am also working on my bowling so that I can help the team when it is needed. I have been playing as an all-rounder since my debut. I have worked a lot on my bowling in the last three months. Even though I am out of the team, I have continued to work."