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Deepak Hooda is happy with the way he’s playing

Deepak Hooda, Six Sports

After becoming Player of the Series in the two matches against Ireland, Deepak Hooda is certainly very confident.

In the post-match interview, he said that his process is to just keep it simple and take it one game at a time.

Hooda further added that a shift in mindset has allowed him to improve his performance for the better.

The second T20I yesterday was a high-scoring affair with India notching up 225 runs in 20 overs.

In the match, Hooda also became the fourth Indian male player to score a T20I hundred.

Ireland too played good cricket but fell 4 short of India’s score.

However, the hosts received a lot of praise from the Indian side.

Hooda commented on the pitch and said that in the 1st T20I it was a bit damp due to overcast conditions but yesterday it was a good one to bat on.

He also talked about how difficult it is to keep your spot in the Indian team as there is too much competition between players.

But, he added that he doesn’t think as an individual but for the team when he’s playing in India colours.

On becoming the makeshift opener in the first T20I, Hooda admitted that he was very nervous.

But, with the proper support of his teammates, the jitters were gone.

He concluded by saying that Hardik led the team well and is great at handling responsibility as well.

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