In modern-day cricket, batters often manage to create some jaw-dropping moments with their wide range of strokeplay, and apart from the fans, it leaves the player at the other end in awe. Such a shot was played by Deepak Hooda on Sunday during an all-important Asia Cup encounter between India and Pakistan in Dubai which even made Virat Kohli was impressed.
India posted a decent total of 181/7 on Sunday against Pakistan in their Super Four clash of the ongoing Asia Cup, took place at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. After Babar Azam won the toss and asked them to bat, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul got them off to a rousing start.
The Indian openers added 54 runs off 31 balls, and then Virat Kohli carried the momentum, scoring 60 off 40 balls to take them to a challenging total. Along with Virat Kohli, Rohit, and Rahul, there were some handy contributions from India’s batters as well and Deepak Hooda, who came in place of the injured Ravindra Jadeja, was one of them.
In fact, during the 18th over, bowled by Mohammad Hasnain, Deepak Hooda played a delightful ramp shot over Pakistan wicket-keeper Mohammad Rizwan, which was lauded by his many teammates, including Kohli, who was on the non-strikers’ end.
Virat Kohli, who scored another half-century in the game even took a bow after that, which went viral on social media in a quick time. Coming at No. 7, Hooda hit 16 off 14 balls before getting dismissed by Nassem Shah in the penultimate over of the innings.
Here is the video of the ramp shot from Deepak Hooda:
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Here is how fans reacted to the shot from Deepak Hooda:
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Make a scarlet witch meme on Deepak Hooda’s shot😆
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