Deepak Hooda Team India Robin Uthappa: Indian cricket team is out of Asia Cup 2022. He was defeated by Pakistan and Sri Lanka in two matches of Super Four. Team India had given all-rounder player Deepak Hooda a chance for this tournament. Deepak was part of the playing XI against Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. But during this time he could not do anything special with batting and did not get much opportunity in bowling. But Robin Uthappa believes that he should be given a chance to bat at number 5.
Referring to Hooda and Rishabh Pant at the Cricinfo T20 timeout, Uthappa said, “I think number 5 should be replaced by Hooda and Pant. But Hooda bats well on the spot. He can also do well in bowling, as he did against Afghanistan. He is capable of contributing with the ball as well. He is having a good time.”
He said about Hooda, “Out of the 18 matches in which he played for India, he won 16 matches. During this, he faced defeat in only two matches. Right now things are going in his favor and he can do well with the batting as well. He is a middle order batsman. So he should get a chance to play at No. Hardik and Karthik are at number 6 and 7. After that you have bowlers.
Significantly, Hooda had scored 16 runs in the Super Four match against Pakistan. During this he was not given a single over. After this he scored 3 runs against Sri Lanka. Even in this match, Hooda was not given bowling. He also played against Afghanistan. Didn’t get a chance to bat in it. But if the bowling was found, he took one wicket for 3 runs.