Deepak Hooda, an all-rounder, has been a great addition to the Indian side in white-ball cricket, according to former Indian wicketkeeper Saba Karim. Team India has been longing for a player who could bat in the top six and also bowl a few overs.

Since making his India debut, Hooda has taken advantage of every opportunity that has come his way. Only five players, including him, have ever achieved a T20I hundred for India. The 27-year-old has also bowled quite a few overs with excellent control in the current ODI series against the West Indies.

Saba Karim
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Deepak Hooda Is Bowling With Control: Saba Karim

Here is what Saba Karim had to say about Deepak Hooda’s ascent on India News on Tuesday:

“For me, Deepak Hooda is currently the biggest match-winner in the Indian white-ball team. He is turning out to be an incredible addition to the team and believes that he can contribute as an all-rounder. He is bowling with the same confidence as he did in the IPL and is keen on getting better.”

Talking more in general about bowling all-rounders, he said, “Bowling all-rounders like Jadeja, Axar Patel and Deepak Chahar have worked on their batting. So players have started to realize that to make their place in the Indian team, they need to add more to their repertoire. Specialist bowlers like Bumrah have also worked hard on their batting.”

Axar Patel
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Talking about Axar’s batting Saba added, “In his first game of the IPL 2022 season, Axar Patel won the game for the Delhi Capitals against the Mumbai Indians with his batting. He would have definitely felt that if he could score runs under such a high-pressure situation, he can also do it here. This has also increased the confidence of the team management in such players.”

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