“Too Much Harsh On Deepak Hooda” – Twitter Reacts As Hooda Gets Dropped From Playing XI In Edgbaston T20I vs England

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The 27-year-old batter Deepak Hooda was not included in the India National Cricket Team playing XI in the second game of the three-match T20I series against the Jos Buttler-led England National Cricket Team at the Edgbaston, Birmingham on Saturday, July 9.

The right-handed batsman Hooda, who can occasionally bowl right-arm off-spin, has been in terrific form in recent times. In the T20 International (T20I) games he has played for the India National Cricket Team he has done an outstanding job by scoring runs at a brilliant strike rate.

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Deepak Hooda (Image Credits: Twitter)
Deepak Hooda (Image Credits: Twitter)

In the recently concluded two-match T20I series against the Ireland National Cricket, he batted exceptionally well for the Hardik Pandya-led side.

In the second T20I against Ireland in Dublin, he scored remarkable 104 runs off 57 balls, including 9 fours and 6 sixes and he batted with a strike rate of 182.45. He also stitched up a record-breaking 176-run partnership with the wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson.

Deepak Hooda-Dinesh Karthik India Vs Ireland
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He batted very well for India in the warm-up match against Derbyshire, scoring a half-century, and in the first T20I against England at The Rose Bowl, Southampton on Thursday, July 7, he played explosive innings, smashing 33 runs off 17 balls, including 3 fours and 2 sixes.

Overall, Deepak Hooda has played 6 games for India in the shorter format of the game, smashing 205 runs at an average of 68.3 and a strike rate of 172.3.

Notably, the big guns of the Indian team, who played the rescheduled Test against England, were rested for the first T20I and now they have made a comeback to the team, as a result, India made changes to playing XI, despite winning the first game in a dominant fashion.

Deepak Hooda
Deepak Hooda. Image: Twitter

India made 4 big changes to the winning combination as Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah and Rishabh Pant were included in the playing XI and Deepak Hooda, Axar Patel, Arshdeep Singh and Ishan Kishan were dropped.

Here’s How Twitter Reacted To Deepak Hooda Being Dropped From India XI In Edgbaston T20I vs England:

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